July 28-August 3, 2006
In partnership with Discovery Southeast, Alaska Discovery, and the U.S. Forest Service
3 professional development (500 level) credits through UAA.
From the doorstep of Glacier Bay in the rich waters near Point Adolphus, we’ll travel by plane to the gateway community of Gustavus where a boat will transport us to a remote camp on Chichagof Island. Kayaks and boats will be used to move among the humpback whales feeding in the rapid currents and upwellings at the foot of the St. Elias range of peaks. On the water, we’ll watch for marine mammals and sea birds. On hikes through the meadows and bogs of the Tongass National Forest, we’ll explore forest ecology with a naturalist’s perspective. Throughout the course we’ll discuss the impacts of human activity on marine mammals while exploring the landforms, plants, and wildlife that continue to adapt to this remote coastline.
Limited to ten participants.