Finding Your Way in the World
This program combined with Botany by GPS is a fun introduction to botany using GPS units to track down various plant species. The pre-visit program takes about 1.5 hours of classroom time where students become familiar with the GPS units. Plant guides and GPS units are provided and can be kept in the classroom between the pre-visit and the field-trip. Offered in the fall.
6th - 8th grade
This is a pre-visit program for students who will be participating in the with Kenai Fjords Tours. Students will use maps of the world to learn about the places that have fjords. They will draw conclusions from what they learn on the maps and they will begin to explore the reasons for the rich ecosystems found in fjords. Offered in the spring.
Climate Change in Alaska and Kenai Fjords National Park - A Look at our Warming World
Alaskan students live in a place and time when climate is changing the world around them. This program will give an introduction to the cryosphere as well as the tools scientists use to measure changes in weather, which translate to changes in climate over time. This program is designed to be a series of 3-5 in class lessons. After class lessons students will take their knowledge out into the world to help neighbors see ways they can save energy. Students will also continually monitor their surroundings with a weather station and frost tube on school grounds. Offered in the fall.