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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  • Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve are home to many bears. Experience the parks through a bear's eyes on a field trip to the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center located inside the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. 

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    First Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals
    Keywords:
    bear, adaptations, hibernation, arctic, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
  • 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. 

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals
    Keywords:
    alaska, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, bird, adaptations, niche
  • 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.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    caribou, adaptations, arctic, Athabascan, alaska, Native Alaskans, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
  • 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.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals
    Keywords:
    loons, alaska, adaptations, ecological health, bio-indicator, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, arctic
  • 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.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Ecology
    Keywords:
    animal, adaptations, niche, arctic, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, skulls