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Our Wild Neighbors in Alaska
 
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In summer, join us at our information booth.

 Our Wild Neighbors is a guide for teachers that includes activities, helpful definitions, and information on Alaskan native and endangered species and the biology topics related to them. 

Topics include: taxonomy, adaptations, habitat, ecosystems, biodiversity, endangered and extinct animals, and what you can do to help conserve ecosystems, biodiversity, and animal populations

Check out Our Wild Neighbors at the links below!



From pygmy shrews that weigh less than a penny to gray whales that weigh 16-45 tons, Alaska is the Last Frontier for animals as well as people. Our Wild Neighbors is a free educational resource book with lots of fun activities about Alaska's animals. You can also have fun with the interactive flash activities offered on this website. Enjoy learning about Our Wild Neighbors in Alaska!



Our Wild Neighbors iBook Cover: depicts a cartoon scene with ranger, child, eagle, salmon, and rabbit in a forested mountain vista.
Cameron Sanders et al/NPS

Click HERE for fun interactive activities all about Alaska's animals

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Download the resource book as a 1.5meg pdf at http://alaskacenters.gov/upload/Our-Wild-Neighbors-An-Educational-Resource-Book.pdf



 



Our Wild Neighbors Cover Our Wild Neighbors Sample Page Our Wild Neighbors Sample Page


 
A hiker using trekking poles and wearing a large pack works his way through tussocks and thick vegetation. Did You Know?
Without trails, but thick with alders and other vegetation, tussocks, wildlife, biting insects, terrain, pack weight, water availability, altitude, and even scenery and wildflowers, the Alaskan landscape may reduce backcountry hikers to only traveling five miles per day. Plan accordingly!