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Our Wild Neighbors in Alaska
 

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!



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Our Wild Neighbors has both a physical and an iBook version.

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

 

 

For fun interactive activities all about Alaska's animals, explore the interactive flash activity of Our Wild Neighbors

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Download the resource book (1.5 meg pdf) 



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The area encompassed by Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is wilder today than it was 100 years ago. Many small cities sprang up along the Yukon River as gold was discovered, but then disappeared as quickly as they were built. Now, the Preserve is wild, with only a few year-round residents.