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Ask A Park Ranger-Living and Working in Glacier Bay, Alaska

The Fairweather Mountains are home to many glaciers
The Fairweather Mountains are the source of Glacier Bay's famous glaciers.

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Activity: Ask a Ranger
School Subjects: varies
Grade Level: K-12
Time requirement: 30-60 minutes

Park rangers have a wealth of knowledge about the National Park System, the park where they work, life as a ranger, and more. Tap into these stores of knowledge through an informal question and answer session with a Glacier Bay National Park ranger. Topics can cover the flora, fauna, glaciers, geology, and cultural history of Glacier Bay, as well as life in rural Alaska, careers in the National Park Service, and more.

Lesson Objectives
By the end of the lesson, students will:

  • Have their questions answered by a ranger.
  • Have communicated informally with a ranger.

Prior to the program, Glacier Bay National Park will send you:

  • Maps of Glacier Bay
  • Other materials as appropriate 

Background Information and Materials 

Prior to this program:
Contact the Glacier Bay National Park education staff to schedule a question and answer session via videoconferencing. Generate questions for the rangers. If questions will have a particular focus, please let Glacier Bay National Park know ahead of time. We can prepare materials related to the topic(s). We recommend setting up a practice session to coordinate videoconferencing technologies before the actual session.

How to Participate

Scheduling and Registration:
Rangers are available to give programs in January and February. Registration starts on October 1.

There are two ways to register for this program:

You can also contact us: 

Phone: (907) 697-2650

Email: glba_education@nps.gov


Botany, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Glaciers, Landscapes, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
National/State Standards:
Varies depending upon subject
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