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Glacier Detectives

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Subject:
Science
State Standards:
Next Generation Science Standards:
3-ESS2-2, 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS3-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-2, 5-ESS3-1.

Background

A park ranger walks on the surface of Exit Glacier.

What is a glacier and how is it formed? What is the difference between an icefield and an icesheet? This program will help young students gain an appreciation for our national parks and learn about Alaska’s glaciers.  A park ranger will share the incredible beauty and impressive glacial features of Kenai Fjords National Park with the students, and inspire a sense of wonder and stewardship for the ice that continues to shape our planet.

Kenai Fjords education staff can visit your classroom for free using H.323 video conference technology (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc). 

Program Length:

This program is 45 minutes long.

Program resources:

  • Google's Hidden Worlds video (featuring Kenai Fjords)

How to register:

Registration opens October 1st. Spaces are limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can easily be done through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). Contact our education staff with any questions.

Our free, interactive presentations are available from November through March. 

Note: Please be aware that Alaska is in the Alaska Time Zone and follows daylight savings time changes. Programs cannot start any earlier than 7 a.m. in the Alaska Time Zone, which means programs for schools in Eastern Time cannot start before 11 a.m., Central Time 10 a.m., Mountain Time 9 a.m., and Pacific Time 8 a.m. Please consider this when listing your available times on the registration form.