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  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Sea Otters in Glacier Bay

    Sea Otters in Glacier Bay

    Sea otters, once nearly eliminated by hunters, have made a spectacular comeback. Until recently, otters had not found their way into Glacier Bay. Now that has changed - presenting the National Park Service with a unique opportunity to understand more about the effect of the otters' return on the ecosystem.

    Type:
    Curriculum Units
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Geography, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Science Standards: A) Science as Inquiry, C) Life Science, F) Science in Personal & Social Perspectives, G) History & Nature of Science. Mathematics Standards: Data Analysis and Probability. Geography: Environment & Society
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Seabirds of Glacier Bay

    Seabirds of Glacier Bay

    This unit invites students to learn more about these important birds, especially those living in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. They will study the natural history of many of the seabirds of Glacier Bay, the habitats in which they live, and the pressures put on their lives by predators and humans.

    Type:
    Curriculum Units
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Science in Personal & Social Perspectives, History & Nature of Science, Data Analysis & Probability, Environment & Society, The Uses of Geography
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Glacier Bay Crabs

    Glacier Bay Crabs

    The Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is a popular shellfish that inhabits bays, estuaries, and the nearshore coast of Alaska.This unit invites students to learn more about this interesting crustacean, especially those living in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. They will study the crab's life history, its range in the marine preserve of Glacier Bay and the effect closing the bay to commercial fishing has had on the animal's well-being.

    Type:
    Curriculum Units
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Science in Personal & Social Perspectives, History & Nature of Science, Data Analysis and Probability, Environment & Society, The Uses of Geography
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Pacific Halibut

    Pacific Halibut

    The Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) is a popular fin fish that inhabits bays, estuaries, and the nearshore coast of Alaska. This white-fleshed, delicious fish supports both a commercial fishery and a personal use fishery in Alaska. In this unit, your class will discover the life stages, adaptations and economic importance of the Pacific halibut in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

    Type:
    Curriculum Units
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Marine Biology, Recreation Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, History and Nature of Science, Data Analysis & Probability, Environment and Society, The Uses of Geography.
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    The Marine Environment of Glacier Bay

    The Marine Environment of Glacier Bay

    This unit invites students to learn more about this unique and pristine marine wilderness. They will investigate the complex oceanography of the bay to describe the wide variety of ecosystems within its waters. They will determine why Glacier Bay could be awarded a "Biodiversity Award for the Year" by studying the abundant phytoplankton blooms on which the entire ecosystem rests. They will also use the Bay's natural history to predict the effects of global warming on the area.

    Type:
    Curriculum Units
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Oceanography
    National/State Standards:
    Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, History & Nature of Science, Data Analysis & Probability, Environment & Society, The Uses of Geography