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


Download the resource book as a 1.5meg pdf at


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Large, rusted, white dredging structure with several small windows and an attached crane-like arm sits among lush green foliage. Did You Know?
The Coal Creek Dredge in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve collected over 92,000 troy ounces of gold while in operation from 1936-1957, including several years of non-production during times of war. When inflation is taken into account, the gold produced totals of more than $180,000,000.00.