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Junior Naturalist Summer Camp

Ages 9-12. Four-day camp with two day sessions at the Wynn Nature Center and two overnights at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Explore the diverse habitats and wildlife of the forests and beaches around Kachemak Bay. Activities include animal tracking & game cams, forest hikes, tidepooling, outdoor fun and adventure! Cost: $300 per person. PERFECT for a first time camper!

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Dates

Includes only first day of a multi-day program.

2018-06-15
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Wynn Nature Center Drop-In Options!

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Knee-high Naturalist Program

Ages 2-4. Fridays: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. A preschool story hour with parents that includes a story, short hike, and craft activity. $2 donation requested.

Starting June 15th- end of August

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Bio-Kids

Ages 5-8. Fridays 1-3 p.m. 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!

Drop-ins are welcome. $10/class or $40 for 5 sessions Starting June 15th-August 17th.

All participants need a permission form.

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Trackers

Ages 8 – 11. Every other Thursday 1-3pm. 

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!

Drop-ins are welcome. $10/class or $40 for 5 sessions

Trackers will be on June 14th, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 9th

All participants need a permission form.

Yurt on the Spit Summer Drop-In Options!

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Creatures of the Dock

All Ages! 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm daily. 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. 1-hour tours leave from the CACS yurt on the Spit, June-August for $8 a person.

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S.P.I.T. Kids

Ages 6-10. Monday - Wednesday - Friday. 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! $10 per day or $40 for 5 sessions.

The program begins June 11 and goes until August 17. All participants need a permission form.

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 katie@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 19. Check for position openings here.

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