• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • Caribou Hunting Emergency Order

    Alaska Emergency Order 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B to state subsistence and state general hunts for caribou. This emergency order does not apply to federally qualified subsistence users within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More »

Field Trip Programs

Make an adventure out of learning! Explore our Field Trip options below.

Though Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is remote, students can learn about the natural and cultural history of this astonishingly wild resource through field trips to the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center located inside the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Join park rangers for standards-based educational programs that utilize engaging hands-on activities and multimedia presentations that bring the park alive. The world-class exhibits at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center enhance the field trip experience with dioramas of boreal forest and tundra landscapes, cultural artifacts and displays of Alaska’s varied natural resources.

Teachers may choose from an array of age-appropriate “I Spy” scavenger hunts that guide students' visit to the exhibits. Teachers may also schedule a film to complement their field trip (dependent on theater availability).

"I Spy" Scavenger Hunts: Pictorial, K - 3rd grades, 4th - 6th grades

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  • Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve

    2nd grade – Birds

    Hands-on exploration of the special relationship between bird beaks and their food will lead to an appreciation of the many niches that birds fill in an ecosystem.

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    3rd grade – Caribou

    Caribou range widely through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Students will explore the ancient relationships between caribou and culture along with the unique adaptations that enable caribou to thrive in a harsh, arctic landscape.

  • Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve

    4th grade – Loons

    There is something magical about the cry of a loon in the wilderness! In this program, students explore the equally magical world of the loon in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

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    5th grade – The Stories Bones Tell

    Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is home to animals that have developed special strategies that enable them to survive and thrive in a harsh environment. Through a guided, hands-on exploration of skulls, students observe some of those adaptations.

Did You Know?

Charley River

The 1.1 million acre Charley River watershed is the only complete watershed managed by the federal government.