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Funds received help us

Sustain afterschool programs,

Provide scholarships for overnight programs,

Keep CoastWalk community cleanups happening each year

and so much more!

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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

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Field Trip Planning and Background Guides

Alaska Coastal Ecology Peterson Bay Field Station Trip Planning Guide
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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

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

  

Wynn Nature Center Resource Guides (Paperbound): Birds, Animals, Forest Ecology. Also Common Birds of Wynn Nature Center and Common Plants of Wynn Nature Center brochures.-Contact us if you would like a guide

 
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Wynn Nature Center youth programs

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Knee-high Naturalist Program

Ages 2-4.

Knee-High Naturalists is BACK beginning Friday June 18 and continuing every Friday at 10:30. Our naturalist will provide a fun  program for you and your toddler to explore the outdoors with a special story, a short walk and a craft. Themes will change every Friday.  FREE program.

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Bio-Kids

Ages 5-8. Fridays 1-3 p.m:  June 18th-August 13th.

Get a sneak peek of the secret lives of the plants, birds, and animals that live at the Wynn Nature Center. Please dress for the weather!

Pre-registration is required: Register by clicking HERE.

$10/class or $40 for 5 sessions

All kids and staff undergo health screenings at the beginning of the program.

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Trackers

Ages 9-12. Every Thursday 1-3pm: June 17th-August 12th

Learn all about the animals that spend their time at the Wynn Nature Center! We will learn to identify these animals by the scat, tracks, and other signs they leave behind. Please dress for the weather!

Pre-registration is required: Register by clicking HERE!

$10/class or $40 for 5 sessions

All kids and staff undergo health screenings at the beginning of the program.

Yurt on the Spit Summer youth programs!

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Creatures of the Dock

All Ages! Tours begin at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm daily: May 28th-September 6th

Perfect for families or people who have a short amount of time but want to see lots of sea creatures! This daily program is fun for the whole family. Guided tours of the incredible life under the dock at the Homer Harbor. 

Tour size is limited to 8 people

Pre-registration is required: Register by clicking HERE!

$10/person

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S.P.I.T. Kids

Ages 6-10. Monday - Wednesday - Friday:  June 7th-August 13th

9:30am - 12:00pm. Enjoy a S.neak P.eek I.nto T.hings as you explore sea creatures under the dock, search for seabirds and marine mammals, investigate the beach, learn about plants, do ocean crafts and MORE!

Pre-registration is required: Register by clicking HERE!

$10 per session or $21 for 3 sessions in one week

Kids are outside and will have their own art & nature kit to use so there are no shared items. All SPIT kids will have face coverings to wear when they are closer than 6 feet and all staff wear face coverings.

All kids and staff undergo health screenings in the morning. 

Peterson Bay Field Station Discounts

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Children's Rates on Nature Tours and Hikes

Trips to across the bay to Peterson Bay Field Station only $95 for kids under 12.

Special Group Programs for Adults & Youth

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Alaska Coastal Ecology Field Camps

Ecology field camps for college, high school or other organized youth groups can be arranged during the summer. Program length ranges from two to six days with guided activities and lodging at Peterson Bay Field Station combined with guided activities at Wynn Nature Center or Kastisna Bay Lab. More info >>

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Service Learning Expeditions

Service Learning Expeditions can be arranged from June - August. Groups learn about natural history and stewardship through service projects. Projects can include trail work, building projects, invasive plant management, facilities beautification, and more. Call 907-235-6667 and ask to get connected to the Peterson Bay Field Station Special Programs Coordinator, Katie Gavenus - or email katieg@akcoastalstudies.org for more information
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Retreats & Workshops

Group retreats can be arranged at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Enjoy a semi-remote, rustic setting to connect your group to the amazing natural surroundings and to each other. Call 907-235-6667 and ask to get connected to the Peterson Bay Field Station Special Programs Coordinator, Katie Gavenus - or email katieg@akcoastalstudies.org for more information

Youth Internships

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High School Internships

CACS offers a volunteer internship program for high school students who wish to gain more experience working in the fields of environmental education and environmental science. The internship combines working at the Carl Wynn Nature Center and the Homer Spit Yurt assisting with our popular Creature of the Dock Tours. Interns are also trained to be camp counselors for our summer camps for youth ages 9-15. Interns are encouraged to work on a special project of interest during their 6-week internship. Applicants must have completed one year of high school. Please email henry@akcoastalstudies.org and we'll send you an application!! Thanks

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Environmental Educator and Naturalist Internships

Paid internships for students completing junior or senior year of college, or recently graduated. Positions available at Wynn Nature Center and Peterson Bay Field Station. April to May and June-August. Applications due January 17, 2020. Check for position openings here.

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