Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Winter Cyclists traveling along Denali National Park and Preserves' dog sled route. A young man in orange is in the foreground while a vaguely female figure cycles in the distance. All else is white and snowy.
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Anchorage Education Program
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Park Rangers prepare for education program.

Education Programs
The National Park Service present a variety of educational programs, kits, and materials to assist teachers and youth leaders.  Programs help educators meet standards and curriculum needs in the Anchorage community. The National Park Service represents a local and statewide resource for teaching science, geography, mathematics, language arts, art, life skills, and more. We look forward to being a partner in your educational adventures!


Scavenger hunt booklets lead you to find these animals, and many others!
Kate Legner, NPS
Scavenger hunt booklets lead students to find these animals and many more!

Plan A Field Trip

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center is available for class field trips. Each trip can be tailored to your needs, but commonly includes a fun and educational introduction to public lands, a film about Alaska's coolest animals, and a scavenger hunt within the center.

Please call Helen Fields at (907) 644-3670 to schedule a program. For specific details about the education programs offered, click on the field trip link here.

Kate Legner, NPS
Educational resources available to educators at the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center.

Alaska Public Land Information Center Library
The Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center is home to a comprehensive library with books, curriculum, videos, and other media available for free check-out.

Feel free to stop by Alaska Public Lands Information Center during business hours to take a look at available resources. You may also contact Helen at (907) 644-3670 with any questions.

All of the materials included in the Great Alaska Mystery Box
Kate Legner, NPS
The Great Alaska Mystery Box and many other AAPLIC educational kits are full of teacher information, books, and classroom activities.

Education Kits for Educators
The Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center has over twenty kits available to aid educators in classroom teaching. Kits are loaded with educational resources, curriculum help, and plenty of fun! Please see the Education Kits Page for more information.

Click here to print a copy of our Educational Kits

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A scene from the Bear Safety puppet show available at Anchorage for Kids-Online

Student Information
There is a wealth of information and fun for students on our website as well! Have your classroom visit some of the links below:

For short movies on topics of interest to children like bear safety, the Aurora Borealis, and leave no trace principles, as well as interactive games visit: Anchorage for Kids-Online

For student information on Alaskan facts, history, geography, culture, and more visit: State of Alaska Student Information

For excellent information about many of Alaska's animals check out: Alaskan Wildlife or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook Series


A cartoon with pictures of animals, rangers, trees, mountains, and sky.
Our Wild Neighbors
A interactive activity for understanding Alaskan animals!
A graphic image shows Alaska superimposed over the continental US. Alaska covers much of the midsection of the country while the panhandle reaches the Carolinas and the Aleutian islands stretch across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Did You Know?
Along with being separated from the contiguous states, Alaska is very unique geographically. Barrow is the northernmost point in the United States and the Aleutian Islands cross the 180th meridian, making both the western and easternmost points in America.