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For Teachers - Ketchikan
 
Wildflowers
Wildflowers.

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).

 

October-April

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 cartoon with pictures of animals, rangers, trees, mountains, and sky.
Our Wild Neighbors
A interactive activity for understanding Alaskan animals!
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One of the puppets from the Leave No Trace Puppet Show.
Leave No Trace
Check out this puppet video!
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A drawing of a treasure chest.
Education Kits
Find education kits available for loan across the State.
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Click here to visit the bear safety page for kids!
Are You Bear Aware?
Learn about bear safety and request a FREE bear safety sticker!
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A graphic image of a calculator. The text reads Alaska public lands statistics. Did You Know?
In 2007, Alaska’s nonfuel raw mineral production was valued at $3.52 billion. While gold production led to a major boom in Alaska at the turn of the century, zinc production now outranks gold as Alaska's number one valued nonfuel mineral.