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From the Forest to the Sea: Glaciers, Ocean, & Rainforest of the Copper River Delta June 19-23, 2006 ($600.00 per Person)

In partnership with Prince William Sound Science Center and the U.S. Forest Service.

2 professional development (500 level) credits through UAA.

This course is made possible through the generous support of the U.S. Forest Service Centennial Of Service grant award.

Based out of a semi-permanent field camp 25 miles outside of Cordova, teachers will explore and study the dynamic ecosystems of Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta.

 It is as simple as trading on the automated Crypto CFD Trader. The Prince William Sound is a sea inlet in the Gulf of Alaska and was named after the third son of George III, Prince William Henry, as an honor who served in the Royal Navy at the age of 13. While the Copper River, located in south-central Alaska, is America’s tenth largest river and got its name from the rich deposits of copper found in the upper regions of the river. 

This five-day course will alternate hiking, canoeing, and kayaking amid glaciers, rainforests, wetlands, and ocean ecosystems, meeting with researchers to learn ways to boost student excitement for science in the real world. Course led by Kate Alexander, Education Coordinator, Prince William Sound Science Center, and Kim Kiml, Interpretation and Education Director, U.S. Forest Service Cordova Ranger District.

Limited to eleven participants.

Course Fees: $600 including all fees for 2 credits

Course Capacity: 11 teachers/participants

Course Overview
Teachers will explore the mountains, glaciers, and rainforests of the Chugach National Forest and Prince William Sound by foot, canoes and kayak. Course themes will explore the changing geology, oceanography, and ecology through place-based education activities. Scientists will join participants in the field to provide in-depth scientific information about the ecosystems we are directly experiencing. Leave No Trace techniques will be incorporated into all of our explorations. Each evening will include a workshop to review the lessons of the day and to discuss and demonstrate various ways these scientific principles can be included into classroom exercises, with an emphasis on how environmental/science education can meet statewide standards for Alaska’s teachers.

Activity Expectations and Physical Fitness
This course is an active learning experience in remote locations in Prince William Sound and the Chugach National Forest. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for Alaska’s often-unpredictable weather (required gear list will be part of registration packet). Water activities will include kayaking and canoeing. Previous experience is not required and we will be accompanied by experienced guides. Other activities include hiking 4-5 miles at a moderate pace with up to 1,500 feet elevation gain, over uneven, sometimes steep rocky terrain. Two 12-passenger vans will be used for transportation between activities.

Participants will overnight at mile 25 on the Copper River Highway (dirt road) at a semi-permanent field camp used for summer education programs. The Copper River Delta is home to both brown and black bears, so strict bear policy/procedures will be introduced at the start of the week and must be followed throughout the course of the workshop (copies available upon request). There are two 21-foot long weatherports for sleeping and cots are provided for each participant. Due to our bear policy/procedures no personal tents are allowed. There is no running water at the campsite. There are 2 outhouses and a water tank for cooking/dishes at the site. Spring water is made available at all times throughout the week. There will be one opportunity for showers sometime during the week. Food is prepared by a camp cook in a field kitchen at the campsite. Any food allergies/restrictions must be noted at registration.

Optional Text/Recommended Reading: To be mailed with registration packs

Course Notes and Itinerary:

Monday, June 19, 2006

Airport/ferry shuttle to pick up participants if needed
2:00 p.m. – Course meets at Prince William Sound Science Center for registration, introduction and loading of the vans.
3:00 p.m. – Kate Alexander, PWSSC, at campsite: campsite orientation, bear policy/procedures, overview of the week, course goals and expectations. Afternoon snack provided.
4:30 p.m. – Icebreaker/introduction activities
5:30 p.m. – Dinner at campsite
Evening workshops on Leave No Trace practices and Introduction to Resource and Place-based Education.

Tuesday, June 20: Wetland Ecology

8:30 a.m.-Breakfast at campsite
9:30 a.m.- Introduction to Wetlands
10:00 a.m. – Canoe orientation and canoe trip down Alaganik Slough
12:00 p.m. – Picnic lunch at Alaganik Recreation Area
1:30-4:00 p.m. – Wetland Ecology workshop/explorations with guest scientist (TBD)
5:30 p.m. – Dinner at campsite
7-8:30 p.m.- Evening workshop: Wetland Education in the Classroom

Wednesday, June 21: Dynamic Landscape: Rainforest Succession

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast at campsite
10:00 a.m. – Hike to Sheridan Glacier (1 ½ miles round trip): Dynamic Landscape and Soil workshop with guest scientists (TBD)
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Sheridan Mountain trail head
1:30 p.m. – Rainforest hike on Sheridan Mountain trail (1 ½ miles round trip): Temperate Rainforest workshop
5:30 p.m. – Dinner at campsite
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Dynamic Landscape and Rainforest Succession in the Classroom

Thursday, June 22, Oceanography and Marine Biology of Prince William Sound

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast at campsite
10:30 a.m. – Meet Kayak guide at Orca Cannery; kayak orientation, kayak to Humpback Creek: Oceanography, marine biology, and salmon life cycle workshop with guest scientist (TBD)
Picnic lunch at Humpback Creek
2:30 p.m. – Return to Orca, shower at Bidarki Recreation Center
4-5:30 p.m. – Alaska Ocean Observing System workshop at Prince William Sound Science Center with guest scientist (TBD)
5:30 p.m. – Salmon BBQ on Science Center dock
7-8:30 p.m. – Workshop: Ocean Sciences in the Classroom (at Science Center)
8:45 p.m. – Head back to camp

Friday, June 23: Bringing It All together

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast at campsite, pack up camp
10:00 a.m. – Break into teaching groups; depart for Child’s Glacier
12:00 p.m. – Picnic lunch at glacier
1-2:30 p.m. – Final project presentations at Child’s Glacier (Teach Back)
2:30 p.m. – Depart for town
4:00 p.m. – Return to U.S. Forest Service building for wrap-up and good-byes. (Rides available to airport, rental cars, or ferry dock)

For final grade, due by end of the week. Teach back: One classroom resource lesson taught to the rest of the group (1-2 teachers/lesson), using information and resources used during From the Forest to the Sea Teacher Workshop.

Travel to Cordova

Cordova’s unique location in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta places it “off the beaten path” and accessible only by plane and ferry. Alaska Airlines offers daily flights between Seattle, Juneau, Yakatat, Cordova, and Anchorage. Era Aviation offers morning and evening flights between Cordova and Anchorage. Note that these do not fly every day. The Alaska Marine Highway System operates a ferry throughout southcentral Alaska.

Register for this course through our partner organization, Prince William Sound Science Center

Sculpted by Ice: Geology and Ecology of Chugach National Forest

In partnership with U.S. Forest Service and the Anchorage School District Teacher Academy
3 professional development (500 level) credits through UAA.Teachers will explore the mountains, glaciers, and rainforests of the Chugach National Forest and Prince William Sound by charter boat and on foot.

 The Chugach National Forest, located in south-central Alaska, covers parts of the Prince William Sound, making it a part of a greater forest reserve. The Chugach is one of a kind, which consists of rivers, glaciers, extensive shorelines, and forests that are not invaded by the presence of humans. It houses several species of marine, mammal, and bird species. People are sure to fall in love with this place and the place is considered a good start for those looking for a break, maybe for Bitcoin Trader

We’ll meet with scientists along the way to better understand ongoing research on forest ecosystems, plant succession, and wildlife populations since the oil spill. We’ll consider recreation management and Leave No Trace techniques, then spend our final days developing ways to incorporate forest ecosystems into classroom curriculum. Course led by Dr. Kristine Crossen, Glaciologist, Chair of UAA Department of Geology.

Limited to eleven participants.

Registration for this course is through the Anchorage School District Teacher Academy at Online registration begins March 13. For questions in the meantime, call (907) 868-8639.

Activity Expectations and Physical Fitness
This course is an active learning experience in remote locations in Prince William Sound and the Chugach National Forest. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for Alaska’s often-unpredictable weather (gear list will be included in registration packets). Activities will alternate between boat-based discussion and land explorations. The course is based mostly from two boats (the Babkin and Alexandra), so it will include transfer between boats and onto zodiacs to access the shore. Place-based outings include hiking 1-3 miles at a moderate pace with up to 1,000 feet elevation gain, over uneven, rocky terrain such as tundra and river bars. Though very comfortable, sleeping and space conditions on the boats will be tight. Accommodations beginning Tuesday night through Saturday morning are included in course fees. All meals except one dinner included in course fees.

Course Itinerary

Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Dimond High School

  • Course meets at Dimond High School for the kickoff of the Anchorage School District Teacher Academy.
  • Kristin Siemann, Director, Alaska Natural History Institutes, welcome/our role
  • Kris Crossen, introductions, overview of the week, course goals and expectations
  • Stephanie Israel, Lead Interpreter/Educator, USFS, welcome, overview of geography, natural history, and ecosystems of CNF and PWS, team building activity

Tuesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m., Portage Valley and Whittier

  • Teachers will meet at the U.S. Forest Service/Begich Boggs Visitor Center in Portage Valley at 8:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. drive through the tunnel to Whittier
  • Hike Portage Pass to Portage Lake. Themes: changes in Portage glacier over time; transitions after glacial retreat; human impact on the landscape. This is a 3-mile hike with approximately 1,000 feet elevation gain and loss. Co-led by Keith Rush, observing alpine vegetation en route.
  • Rooms reserved at June’s B&B; in Whittier (cost included course fees)

Wednesday, June 14, 8:00 a.m., Prince William Sound: Blackstone Bay

  • continental breakfast provided through June’s B&B;
  • 7:15 a.m. participants should begin transporting gear to the boat docks to meet the Babkin and the Alexandra
  • 8:00 a.m. boats underway
  • Themes: geography, ecology, human use of Chugach National Forest; earthquake signs
  • 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Bay. Zodiak to shore where we’ll meet Dave Sanders, kayak ranger. Overview of recreation science, human impacts on ecosystem and wildlife, Leave No Trace techniques
  • Afternoon: circumnavigate Willard Island observing Spencer Blackstone ice complex.
  • Themes: tidewater glaciers, glacial differences observed so far

Thursday, June 15, Prince William Sound: Harriman and College Fjord

  • 8:00 course resumes
  • Morning: meet Linda Yarborough, Forest Archaeologist, to hike to Granite Mine. This is a 1-2 mile hike with 700 feet elevation gain through muskeg meadows.
  • Themes: observation of active gold mine, human impacts on ecosystem, human history, peatland ecology
  • Afternoon: meet Bridget Brown, USFS researcher in Harriman Fjord. Themes: black oystercatcher studies; species recovery after the oil spill; importance of baseline data; science for the real world
  • Evening: native populations and human history; naming of glaciers

Friday, June 16, Prince William Sound

  • Still TBD whether we’ll have a full or half day on the boat, but most likely full day with dinner
  • Themes: human history and Harriman expeditions, naming of the glaciers
  • Stop by kittiwake colony on the way back in
  • Aim to be back at dock by 5:30, transfer back to June’s B&B;

Saturday, June 17, Begich Boggs Visitor Center classroom

  • 8:00 a.m. through the tunnel to Portage
  • 9:00 a.m. themes: course summary, curriculum development, specific ways teachers will incorporate experience into classroom lessons; emphasis on meeting statewide standards for Alaska’s teachers
  • led by Stephanie Israel, Lead Interpreter/Educator, USFS, with participation from two additional conservation education specialists: teachers will break into groups according to age level/subject to develop curriculum and classroom plans
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. group presentations
  • 5:00 p.m. course ends

Final Project due by July 1, 2006

Participants have a choice to do one of the following based on their experience:

  1. Two classroom sessions of lesson plans
  2. One lesson plan and one digital/visual presentation such as an iMovie

Registration for this course is through the Anchorage School District Teacher Academy at Online registration begins March 13. For questions in the meantime, call (907) 868-8639

Click here to order the book. Optional Text – Recommended Reading
Collier, Michael, 2004, Sculpted By Ice: Glaciers and the Alaska Landscape, Alaska Natural History Association, 122 pp.

Bears and Wilderness of Admiralty Island

June 5-11, 2006

In partnership with Discovery Southeast, Alaska Discovery, and the U.S. Forest Service.

3 professional development (500 level) credits through UAA.

Explore brown bear behavior and wilderness management issues by foot and by kayak in the heart of the Kootznoowoo Wilderness in the Tongass National Forest. We’ll travel by floatplane to Staunch Point base camp near the famous Pack Creek Bear Viewing Area. From there, we’ll day paddle to various bear habitats as we explore the needs and vulnerabilities of Alaska’s bears, the importance of wilderness protections, and wise management of human impacts. Kayaking experience not necessary. Participants should be in good physical condition with the ability to hike off-trail on slippery terrain.

Similar to the Crypto VIP Club in the trading industry, the camping club at the Kootznoowoo Wilderness intends to create awareness and a good understanding about the wilderness area in order to ensure it stays that way always. The program also intends to provide some great recreational opportunities without disturbing the natural ecosystems or manipulating it any ways. Some of the benefits of this area is that it provides clean air and water that is not altered by human presence.  

Course led by John Neary, Wilderness Field Manager on Admiralty Island National Monument for the U.S. Forest Service for the past 23 years. He’s led teacher training expeditions to Admiralty Island for 3 years.

Limited to ten participants.

Register for this course through our partner organization, Discovery Southeast, or call (907) 463-1500

Course Itinerary

June 5, 5 PM – 8 PM: Orientation at Alaska Discovery Office in Juneau. Introduce course objectives and expectations. Bear safety presentation by instructors. Equipment evaluation and discussion.

June 6, 8 AM – 8PM: Establish camp and introduce sea kayaking. Travel to Staunch Point, Admiralty Island by floatplane and establish camp. Introduce and practice sea kayaking skills. Paddle to Windfall Harbor to introduce bear natural history subjects.

Note: the order of the next 4 days (June 7-10) depend upon weather, tides and physical abilities:

Field Day 8 AM – 8 PM:Paddle to Swan Cove & back (~12 miles paddle, 1 mile easy walk). Longest day of paddling. Stop at Swan Island pond to discuss amphibian vulnerability and Swan Island cabin to discuss human structures in Wilderness. End at Swan Point, walk peninsula to find bear sign and human camps. Discuss bear hunting proposals.

Field Day 9 AM – 6 PM: Paddle to Pack Creek (~4 miles paddle, 3 miles easy walk). Easy day physically. Visit habituated bears at Pack Creek viewing area. Meet Forest Service and Fish and Game rangers for discussion of bear viewing management. Walk to viewing spit to see bears eating sedges. Walk to viewing tower to identify bear sign along trail. Discuss wilderness issues in tower as a group. Return to estuary and clam habitat.

Field Day, 9 AM – 7 PM: Paddle to Windfall Estuary (~8 miles paddle, 2 miles walk). Moderate day of paddling. Stop at Win-8 near Middle Creek to discuss commercial crab gear storage and commercial bear viewing operations and their compatibilities/conflicts with Wilderness management goals. Paddle to Windfall CCC shelter to discuss cultural resource management. Walk to estuary to review bear bedding and travel areas. Allow time for reflection and journaling on estuary. Group readings of wilderness writers.

Field Day, 8 AM – 7 PM: Hike in Windfall Harbor (~4 mile paddle, 3-5 mile challenging hike). Mostly hiking off trail to explore upland habitats and discuss appropriateness of trails in Wilderness. Group may be divided by hiking ability with one half doing a shorter exploratory hike near Middle Creek, and one-half on a longer, steeper ascent of a ridge.

June 11, 9 AM – noon: At camp, summarize trip objectives and results. Prepare for plane departure to Juneau.

Final paper/project due: two lesson plans due August 15

Register for this course through our partner organization, Discovery Southeast, or call (907) 463-1500

Arctic Interagency Visitor Center

Last summer marked the culmination of a multi-year project by three federal agencies to replace the Coldfoot Interagency Visitor Center with a larger, more modern facility. The new Arctic Interagency Visitor Center, a 6,500-square-foot building, is designed to handle the increasing number of tourists traveling Alaska’s Dalton Highway, the only road connecting Alaska’s interior with the Arctic coast. When completed, the center will have exhibits and programs to engage visitors in discovering the special features of the Arctic landscape, its history and resources.

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Work was recently completed on the building, located near the midpoint of the Dalton Highway in the village of Coldfoot, 260 miles north of Fairbanks. BLM and its cooperating agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, opened the facility on July 18.

Although the permanent exhibits weren’t installed until the fall, the staff at the old visitor center moved their operation into the new space, where they offered a fully functional information counter, trip-planning area, temporary exhibits, and bookstore, as well as nightly programs in the auditorium.

Lenore Heppler, project manager for the design and construction of the new Visitor Center, had firsthand experience with the previous facility’s cramped quarters. She is excited about the expanded capabilities the new center will bring.

“The old center just wasn’t big enough, and we sometimes had to turn people away.” Heppler says. “Now we’ll have a new facility that can handle the big crowds when tour buses and other large groups come through. We’ll also have modern plumbing, which I’m sure our visitors will appreciate!”

One of the project’s challenges was designing a building that could ‘go cold.’ In other words, the building will remain completely unheated during Coldfoot’s long winters. This design will save the visitor center’s funding agencies the considerable expense of heating, staffing, and maintaining the remote facility during the winter months, when very few visitors pass through Coldfoot.

But it also meant designing a building interior that could survive some of the coldest temperatures in North America. The United States’ lowest temperature on record, -80 degrees Fahrenheit, was measured in 1971 at Prospect Creek, 40 miles south of Coldfoot.

“You have to assume that everything is going to move, to expand and contract with the temperature changes,” says Rodd Moretz, BLM’s design engineer for the project. “The foundation, the utilities, the plumbing – it’s all designed with that in mind.”

The Dalton Highway stretches across northern Alaska from Livengood (84 miles north of Fairbanks) to Deadhorse and the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay. This narrow, gravel highway travels through rolling, forested hills, across the Yukon River and Arctic Circle, over the rugged Brooks Range, and down the long slope to the Arctic Ocean. Along most of its length, youll see no restaurants, no gift shops, no service stations. Instead, youll see forest and tundra, from horizon to horizon, and a double ribbon of road and pipe. Step off the road, climb over a hill, and you are in wilderness.Coldfoot is located about halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay at mile 175 on the Dalton Highway (approximately 260 miles north of Fairbanks). Staff at the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center, formerly the Coldfoot Interagency Visitor Center, are available throughout the summer to answer questions, provide information on current road conditions and wildlife sightings, and help visitors prepare and participate safely in a variety of recreational activities on surrounding public lands. Visitors may also learn more about the Arctic and what lies beyond the highway by attending interpretive slide programs featured each evening, or by viewing exhibits on topics ranging from the Coldfoot goldrush days of the early 1900s to the amazing adaptations of Arctic plants and animals. There’s a variety of free brochures with detailed information on recreation, history, and nearby lands. The non-profit Alaska Natural History Association operates a small bookstore in the visitor center.

The Arctic Interagency Visitor Center is open from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September) from 10 am  10 pm, seven days/week. Staff are available year round during normal business hours to answer questions at the following locations:

BLM Arctic Interagency Visitor Center
Dalton BLM Unit
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

Chugach National Forest – Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

At the head of Portage Valley, fifty miles south of Anchorage, at the end of scenic Turnagain Arm, lies the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. You are invited to come experience it, as living glaciers continue to carve the landscape and shape the life on the Chugach National Forest.

Built on the remnants of a terminal moraine left by Portage Glacier, the Visitor Center is staffed with Forest Service interpreters available to answer questions, assist with trip planning, and provide programs on the historical and natural wonders of the valley.

The award-winning film, “Voices From the Ice” is shown hourly and provides a spectacular view of many glaciers and wildlife. The visitor center currently houses exhibits demonstrating “glaciers on the move” with insight into the retreat of Portage glacier.

Although Portage Glacier is no longer visible from the Visitor Center, due to its retreat, the face of the glacier is still partially in Portage Lake.

The Visitor Centre was open for public visits since 1986 and has been continuously surprising its visitors with its share of new exhibits, just as traders seem to be excited with the new features of the Bitcoin Trader Robot. Visitors have the chance to learn a lot about the famous Chugach National Forest, which is the second largest national forest in the United States of America. In addition to award-winning displays, the Center offers several educational presentations including documentaries of scientific interests. Entry fee for adults is $5, while entry is free for kids who are 15 and below. Admission to exhibits and films are included in the entry fee.  

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Hours of Operation

Summer Hours

Winter Hours
BBVC 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Seven days a week.
May 25 to October 1 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The turn off for Portage Valley Road and the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center is located approximately 50 miles south of Anchorage or 77 miles north of Seward on the New Seward Highway #1. Turn onto Portage Valley Road and go approximately 5 miles to the end. Follow the road to the right and there will be a turn-off to the Portage Glacier Lodge on the left. Keep following the road as it loops around. The first road off to the right after you pass the lodge is the road to the Ptarmigan boat dock. Lake front parking is just up ahead and if you continue towards the visitor center, there is available parking with special areas for busses and larger vehicles.

USDA Forest Service in Alaska Chugach National Forest Official Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Page