• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Middle School Scientists: Seals

Harbor Seals Research
Discover harbor seals in Glacier Bay
NPS
 

Research is easier than you might think! We are all researchers. Every time we ask a question, we gather information to help make good decisions. Come find out how Glacier Bay researchers are making good decisions for your national park with the following curriculum. Enjoy!

Researchers at Glacier Bay study natural, historical, geological, and cultural resources, in order to make well-informed management decisions based on solid data. The Middle School Scientists Project was designed to help teachers and students learn and appreciate the value and importance of this research and how it helps fulfill the NPS Mission.

 
 

 

Seals of Glacier Bay Curriculum
The first of three great lesson plans to share with your students is now available:

1. Flipper Feet
2. Seal Research in Glacier Bay
3. Protecting Seals

Check back soon for more lessons.

 

Discover our other fascinating Middle School Scientists units
Whales, bears, murrelets, native culture, and more!

Find out more about harbor seals in Glacier Bay
Current research, natural history, and more!

 

Did You Know?

Bartlett Cove receives 75 inches of rain each year

Glacier Bay has a maritime climate, heavily influenced by ocean currents. The result is mild winter and cool summer temperatures at sea level. Summer visitors can expect highs between 50-60F. Winter lows rarely drop into the single digits.