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    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

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    Glacial Detectives

    Glacial Detectives

    Students will learn basic glacial concepts in preparation for a trip to Exit Glacier or deeper exploration of the site online.

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    Succession and Nutrient Cycling in a Temperate Rainforest Ecosystem

    Succession and Nutrient Cycling in a Temperate Rainforest Ecosystem

    Students will examine succession in two forest ecosystems: a recently de-glaciated area and an established temperate rainforest. (Note: This lesson can be adapted to succession in any forest ecosystem.)

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    Temperate Rainforest Ecology

    Temperate Rainforest Ecology

    Students will review the concept of ecosystems and thoroughly examine the members of their local ecosystem. By concentrating on a specific relationship within the rainforest ecosystem, students will better understand the entire community.

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    Those Fabulous Fjords!

    Those Fabulous Fjords!

    Students will become fluent in the vocabulary and physical geography of fjords. They will understand where fjords occur and why.

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    The Scientific Method

    The Scientific Method

    Students will conduct a basic soil science experiment and re-familiarize themselves with the scientific method.

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    Piecing Together the Fjord Estuary Ecosystem Puzzle

    By exploring the coast of Resurrection Bay, students will learn about the formation of a fjord, the relationships within an estuary ecosystem, and the importance of conserving the biodiversity within Kenai Fjords National Park.

Did You Know?

Dall's Porpoise

The Dall’s porpoise may be the fastest small cetacean on the planet. It has been reported to reach speeds of 30 knots. These creatures delight in riding the bow waves of tour boats in Kenai Fjords.