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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 Laurie at 907-459-3731.

View our list of our movies available for children.

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 theme-based educational kits are available to educators for check-out. See our Teacher Resources Handout for more information on educational opportunities at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center.

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.


 
Bright yellow and green plants cover the surface of a pond. Did You Know?
The largest National Wildlife Refuge is the 23 million acre Yukon Delta. It has the highest concentration of nesting gyrfalcons in North America, while the coastal wetlands along the Bering Sea are unquestionably the most productive goose and shorebird nesting habitat in Alaska.