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For Teachers - Fairbanks
Ranger Laurie & students talk about adaptations

The National Park Service represents a local and statewide resource in teaching concepts of science, geography, mathematics, language arts, art, life skills, employment, and more. Through the mission of Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center, the center acts as a base for NPS outreach education in Interior Alaska.

Environmental Stewardship
We strive to excite and inspire people about appropriate, safe uses as well as the value of public lands to foster stewardship for the resources. Our programs connect youth to the environment and scientific research being conducted on our public lands and find creative ways to inspire community members, especially children, to become open-minded and caring towards the environment.

Educational Opportunities
Classes from the district, home schools, and independent groups frequently visit the Center for both formal and informal field trips. Come watch a movie and explore our Center on your own or schedule a guided educational field trip, either at the Morris Thompson Center or in your school. To schedule a field trip, call 907-459-3747.

We offer activity sheets to enhance your visit to the Center.
I Spy: A children's exhibit exploration activity (grades K-3
I Spy: A children's exhibit exploration activity (grades 4-6
I Spy: An exhibit exploration activity for non-readers (all ages)
Animal Adaptations: Educational worksheet (grades 2-3)
Animal Adaptations: Educational worksheet (grades 4-6)
Boreal Forest Scavenger Hunt: Boreal forest (grades 6-9)

Educational Resources
Many educational, tactile items are available to educators for check-out.

The Center also offers a small library of reference materials, maps, activities, and videos available for the public to check out.

As always, there is no cost for any of the services the Alaska Centers provide.

National Park Ranger gives an interpretive program for a school group.

In the foreground are tall yellow and green grasses on the shore of the wide Yukon River. Mountains and a partly cloudy sky are in the background. Did You Know?
The Yukon River flows through Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge for 460 miles, between the Alaska-Canada border to the east and the Dalton Highway bridge to the west.