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. Check out our Long Distance Learning page to discover the different programs we offer, and to view a short video that explains the entire process.

2015 Scheduling and Registration:
Thank you for your interest in connecting your students to Glacier Bay. Due to the popularity of our programs, all the Long Distance Presentation slots for Glacier National Park are filled for the 2015 season.

Glacier Bay will start taking reservations for our Long Distance classrooms on October 1, 2015 for the 2016 school year.

Even though our Long Distance Classrooms are full, you can still connect your classroom to the wonders of Glacier Bay, through our webpages for curriculum and activities.

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

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  • The Fairweather Mountains are home to many glaciers

    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!

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Botany, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Glaciers, Landscapes, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Varies depending upon subject
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Let's Go Whale Watching in Glacier Bay!

    Park Researcher studying Humpback Whales 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.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Oceans
    National/State Standards:
    NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences:
    Characteristics of Organisms, Life Cycles of Organisms, Organisms and Their Enviornments
    NS. K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives: Changes in Environment
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    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).

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Glaciers, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences:
    Characteristics of Organisms, Life Cycles of Organisms, Organisms and their Environments

    NS. K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives:
    Types of Resources, Changes in Environment
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Visiting Glacier Bay

    Humpback whale in 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)

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Ecology, Glaciers, Landscapes, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences: Characteristics and Life Cycles of Organisms, Organisms and their Environments.
    NS. K-4.4 Earth Science and Space Science: Changes in Earth and Sky
    NS. K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives: Changes in Environments