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Visiting Glacier Bay

Humpback whale in Glacier Bay
Humpback whale in Glacier Bay

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Glacier Bay National Park is a special place for all people to visit and explore. In this lesson, students will join a ranger on a virtual boat trip through Glacier Bay, while learning about the animals, glaciers, and people who make this park their home.

Lesson Objectives
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe the best kind of transportation in Glacier Bay
  • Identify at least 3 animals that live in Glacier Bay
  • Describe the appearance and make-up of glaciers

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

  • Pocket guide to Glacier Bay Animals and Plants
  • Model of an orca tooth
  • Maps of Glacier Bay
  • Jr. Ranger badges

Background Materials and Procedure

How to Participate

Scheduling and Registration:

Programs are available in January and February. Registration starts October 1.

There are two ways to register:

You may also contact us by phone at (907) 697-2650 or 907-697-2691.


Earth Science, Ecology, Glaciers, Landscapes, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
National/State Standards:
NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences: Characteristics and Life Cycles of Organisms, Organisms and their Environments.
NS. K-4.4 Earth Science and Space Science: Changes in Earth and Sky
NS. K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives: Changes in Environments
glaciers, wildlife
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