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:
What does it take to survive in Glacier Bay? Explore »
Join a ranger for a trip up-bay to view Alaskan wildlife and glaciers! Explore »
Have a park ranger visit YOUR class! Explore »
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!
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.
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).
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)