Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
School Programs

 

2013-2014 Field Trip Reservation Request Form*

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Day Program Reservation Request Form-Word Version

2014 Seldovia Tide Tables

 

Peterson Bay Teacher Planning Guide --2014 Revision

Kasitsna Bay Teacher Planning Guide --2014 Revision

Who's Who in the Intertidal

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School Field Trips and Programs

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We invite children and their teachers, parents, and youth group leaders to take part in the exciting environmental education programs offered by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer and other locations in Kachemak Bay. We have provided field trip programs for Alaska's schools for more than 20 years. Our programs have been recognized for excellence by both the National Science Teacher's Association and the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game and are aligned with Alaska State Science Standards.

Many options are available for you and your students.  You may choose a one hour nature hike, a 2 or 3-day residential program, or have a naturalist visit your classroom.

To reserve a program with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, please download and complete our School Field Trip Request Form and return to our office by fax (907) 235-6668 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Trip and Program Offerings

 

Spring Programs

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ACE_Jenni_and_boy_Alaska Coastal Ecology - Daytrip or residential 2 or 3 day marine and forest ecology program at Peterson Bay Field Stationor Kasitsna Bay Lab across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Grades 4-12. April-May or   September. More Information >>

Kachemak Bay Onboard Oceanography - Five hour programs onboard the M/V Discovery. Grades 4-12. April-May. More Information >>

Beluga Wetlands Ecology - 2 hour program comparing saltwater wetlands of Beluga Slough to freshwater habitats around Beluga Lake in Homer. Grades 2-12. April-May, August-September. More Information >>

Creatures of the Dock Tours - 1 hour program investigating the amazing marine life right under our feet on the floating dock of the Homer Harbor. Grades K-12. April-May or September. More Information >>

 

 

Fall Programs

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Alaska Coastal Ecology - Daytrip or residential 2 or 3 day marine and forest ecology program at Peterson Bay Field Stationor Kasitsna Bay Lab across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Grades 4-12. April-May or September - October. More Information >>

Wynn Fall Nature Explorations - 1.5 to 2 hour programs at Wynn Nature Center on bluff overlooking Homer.Grades K-6. September.  More Information >>

Alaska CoastWalk Education - Get your students in CoastWalk, a citizen-science service learning project  around Kachemak Bay. CACS naturalists will come to your classroom to do a hands-on lesson, then help lead a  beach clean-up with your students. Grades K-12. September. More Information >>

Beluga Wetlands Ecology - 2 hour program comparing saltwater wetlands of Beluga Slough to freshwater habitats around Beluga Lake in Homer. Grades 4-12. August-September. More Information >>

 

Winter Programs

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wynn_winter_snowshoeWinter Ecology Camp - 2 to 3 day residential field science and winter survival skills program on the snowy bluffs overlooking Homer. Grades 4-12. Students are introduced to the winter ecology and survival in boreal ecosystems through hands-on activities. November- March. More Information >>

Wynn Winter Ecology - 2 to 4 hour program on snow survival, winter ecology, and snowshoeing at Wynn Nature Center. Grades 3-6. Snow-dependent, November-March. More Information >>

Snowshoe Exploration - 1 to 2 hour program at Wynn Nature Center where students learn how to use snowshoes, hunt for signs of animals and think about animal adaptations to winter life. Grades K-3. Snow-dependent, November-March. More Information >>

 

 

 

Programs Available All School Year

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Naturalist in the Classroom - CACS Naturalists are available for classroom presentations and activities on a wide variety of natural history topics througout the school year. Grades K-12. More Information >>

 
 

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way, PO BOX 2225, Homer, AK 99603, (907) 235-6667