Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A young park visitor marvels at a dark dragonfly perched upon an outstretched finger.
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For Teachers - Ketchikan
Mosquito biting human hand.
Pest biting human.

All Year

Forest Visits
Take a guided hike with a Forest Service employee. Learn about animals, birds, and plants species found in our lush evergreen forest.

Activity Kits and Educational Boxes
Augment your curriculum by borrowing an Activity Kit or Educational Box. Each kit or box can be checked out for one month. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning the kits and boxes.

Activity Kits
Activity kits provide hands-on learning experiences of students Kindergarten through grade 6. Activities include making animal tracks or fish prints, identifying shells or rocks and minerals. 

Kits: Animal Tracks (K-6), Beachcombers (K-3), Fish Print (K-6), Rocks and Minerals "Rock-O-Rama" (K-3).

Educational Boxes
Most educational boxes contain curriculum guides, activity guides, worksheets, puppets, stuffed animals, posters, books, field guides, inventory equipment, videos, DVDs, CDs, testing kits, maps, and resource samples and games. 

Boxes: Alaska Resources and Minerals (3-6), Bats and Caves (K-8), Bear Box-Alaska's Three Bears (K-6), Birds (K-4), Educational Conservation (K-6), Fish (K-6), Gold Rush (2-6), Grizzly Bear (K-6), Insects (K-6), Inter-tidal (K-6), Klondike Box (2-6), Loons (K-6), Marine Mammals of Alaska (K-8), Puppets (K-6), Songbird Blues (K-6), Tree Trunk (K-5), Wilderness (K-8), Wolf (K-6) and Alaska Mystery box containing four units geology, animals, history, and culture (K-12).



School Group Field Trips
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center offers high quality educational opportunities on a variety of natural and cultural topics. Themes include the Temperate Rainforest, Native Traditions, Ecosystems of Southeast Alaska, and Alaska's Public Lands and Resources. Forest Service employees lead educational programs in the exhibits, learning center, and theater. Using scavenger hunts and activity guides classes can tour the exhibits focusing on the Tongass National Forest and Alaska. Our programs can be adapted to fit curriculum needs.

Classroom Visits
Enhance students' learning experience by inviting an uniformed Forest Service employee in the classroom providing environmental education programs on the resources of Southeast Alaska.

To schedule a Field Trip, Forest Visit, Classroom Visit, reserve an Activity Kit or Educational Box teachers need to contact the Southeast Alaska Discover Center's Education Specialist at: (907) 228-6220.


A profile view of a large bull moose standing in the high brush and grasses of the Yukon Delta NWR. The moose still wears his large rack and the foliage has turned the dull orange and yellows of late fall. Did You Know?
Moose are the largest member of the deer family and can be seen throughout Alaska. Their antlers, which are shed each year, are covered in a thin layer of velvet as they grow, before being rubbed off during the mating season.