Summer Camps!

Get ready to explore the outdoors this summer at one of our fun and exciting summer camps!  Lots of options for many ages!
Day Camp butterflies

10 10-week session from Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Weekly themes - spend the days outside from the forest to the sea

Begins June 12th

Summer Overnight Camps

Junior Naturalist (9-12 years olds) - 2 days at the Wynn Nature Center/2 nights and 2 days at the Peterson Bay Field Station

Marine Mammal Camp (9-12 year olds) - 4 nights/5 days at the Peterson Bay Field Station exploring marine mammals and marine life & putting together a skeleton!

Teen EcoAdventure Camp (12-15 year olds) - 10 days of amazing adventure in Kachemak Bay - explore our changing environment, camp, kayak, hike, make a difference in the world!

Family Camps (all ages) - a weekend getaway to the Peterson Bay Field Station including sleeping in a yurt, tidepooling, hikes, crafts and campfires!

Learn more...

Downloadable Educator Resources

Curriculum and Activity Guides

NEW CoastWatch Curriculum - Updated and Expanded in 2014

CoastWatch activities for sandy and muddy beaches and datasheet.


Sea Ducks of Alaska Activity Guide - more info

Alaska Endangered Species Activity Guide - more info

Whittier Artificial Reef Curriculum


[Data Sheet]



[Link to Website]


Field Trip Planning and Background Guides

Alaska Coastal Ecology Peterson Bay Field Station Trip Planning Guide
Alaska Coastal Ecology Kasitsna Bay Lab Trip Planning Guide [Download]
Alaska Coastal Ecology Science Content Background Guide [Download]
Alaska Coastal Ecology Science Standard Correlations [Download]


Kachemak Bay Onboard Oceanography Pre-trip Packet and Teacher's Manual



Onboard Oceanography Alaska Science Standard Correlations [Download]


How-to create and print out shoreline maps of the Gulf of Alaska, Kachemak Bay, and the area around the Field Station.




Marine Invertebrate Atlas (Who's Who in Alaska's Intertidal Zone)




Life on the Beach: among friends and anemones. 20-minute video introduces concepts of intertidal ecology and beach etiquette. Geared for grades 4-8 with accompanying teacher guide. Available for loan to teachers and group leaders participating in Alaska Coastal Ecology field trips or purchase from Alaska Sea Grant


[Ordering Info]
[Video Teacher's Guide]

Beluga Wetlands Ecology Field Trip packet (sent to participating teachers)



Wynn Nature Center Resource Guides: Birds, Animals, Forest Ecology. Also Common Birds of Wynn Nature Center and Common Plants of Wynn Nature Center brochures.


 Wynn Nature Center Teacher's Manual


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