• Winter light on the Fairweather Range

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Distance Learning

Have you ever wanted to take your students into the wilds of Glacier Bay, Alaska, but your boat wasn't big enough? Well now our Park Rangers can bring Glacier Bay directly to YOU.

If your school has video conferencing equipment, your class has the opportunity to experience LIVE interactive visits with a park ranger at Glacier Bay National Park. During the program, students will be interacting with the ranger, answering and asking questions!

Our programs are curriculum-based (designed to meet Alaska state teaching standards) and are appropriate for grades K-5. The programs are free and a great way to introduce your students to this amazing national park and to the vast state of Alaska.

2015 Scheduling and Registration:
Glacier Bay National Park rangers are next available to present long distance programs in January and February, 2015.
We will start taking requests for the 2015 season on October 1, 2014. Please check back for more information on registering for a class at that time. We look forward to meeting your students via videoconferencing!

Other ways to connect your students to the wonders of Glacier Bay and other National Parks include:

  • Survivor Glacier Bay

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    Survivor Glacier Bay

    What does it take to survive in Glacier Bay? Explore »

  • calving ice from a tidewater glacier in Glacier Bay

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    Visiting Glacier Bay

    Join a ranger for a trip up-bay to view Alaskan wildlife and glaciers! Explore »

  • Viewing a tidewater glacier

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    Ask A Park Ranger-Living and Working in Glacier Bay, Alaska

    Have a park ranger visit YOUR class! Explore »

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    Ask A Park Ranger-Living and Working in Glacier Bay, Alaska

    Ask A Park Ranger-Living and Working in Glacier Bay, Alaska

    Would your class like to take a trip to Glacier Bay, but the challenges are too daunting? Invite a ranger to visit your classroom via videoconferencing. You choose the questions, we'll bring the hat...and the knowledge, experience, and passion. We look forward to the conversation!

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    Let's Go Whale Watching in Glacier Bay!

    Let's Go Whale Watching in Glacier Bay!

    This 45 minute program will take you on a journey into the world of whales. Students will join a Park Ranger for an interactive journey to study humpback whales in Glacier Bay. You will observe their behavior, characteristics, and how they communicate.

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    Survivor Glacier Bay

    Survivor Glacier Bay

    This program introduces some of the amazing creatures that call Glacier Bay home, while focusing on the awesome adaptations that enable them to survive in this vast wilderness area. (50 minutes).

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    Visiting Glacier Bay

    Visiting Glacier Bay

    A virtual exploration of Glacier Bay. This program introduces students to the amazing sights of Glacier Bay National Park. They will join a ranger to travel up-bay to see wildlife and glaciers in action. (50 minutes)

Did You Know?

Iceworms do exist!

No hoax, iceworms do exist. These small, threadlike, segmented black worms, usually less than one inch long, thrive in temperatures just above freezing. Observers as far back as the 1880’s reported the tiny worms on the surface of glaciers. When sunlight strikes, ice worms burrow into the ice.