Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A Fish and Wildlife Service employee works with youth on a field study. The employee and youth are engrossed in jotting notes down of some sort.
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Anchorage Education Program

The National Park Service presents a variety of educational programs, kits, and materials to assist teachers and youth leaders. Programs help educators meet standards and curriculum needs in the Anchorage community. 

We look forward to being a partner in your educational adventures!


Scavenger hunt booklets lead students on an exploration to find Alaskan animals within the center.
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Scavenger hunt booklets lead students on an exploration to find Alaskan animals within the center.

Plan A Field Trip

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center is available for class field trips. Each trip can be tailored to your needs, but commonly includes a fun and educational introduction to public lands, a film about Alaska's coolest animals, and a scavenger hunt within the center.

Please call the Education Specialist at (907) 644-3670 to schedule a program.

Look at specific details about the education programs offered.

Alaska Animal Scavenger Hunt

Kids of all ages love this engaging activity.  Get up close and personal with a polar bear, wolverine, bald eagle, musk ox, and more!  Test your observation skills and knowledge about Alaskan animals and wildlife etiquette.

This activity takes about 30 minutes. versions of the scavenger hunts are available for students through high school.

Please call ahead (907) 644-3670 to schedule a scavengerhunt for your group.


All of the materials included in the Great Alaska Mystery Box
Kate Legner, NPS
The Great Alaska Mystery Box and many other AAPLIC educational kits are full of teacher information, books, and classroom activities.

Education Kits

The Center has over twenty kits available to aid educators in classroom or homeschool teaching. Kits are loaded with educational resources, curriculum help, and plenty of fun!

Visit the Education Kits Page for more information.

Print a copy of our Educational Kits (488 KB, accessible)

A muskox in profile
Muskoxen are powerful animals that can weigh as much as 800 lbs!

Curriculum Guides

Mind Your Muskox Manners is a 11x17 coloring page produced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game about muskox safety. It can be found on their page Living with Muskoxen at the bottom of the page.  

Alaska Wild Wonders, produced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is an annual publication geared primarily for upper elementary students to support their learning about Alaska’s wildlife and habitats.

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. 

Traditional Lifeways Curriculum: Trapping is a culturally-based curriculum on the Upper Kuskokwim Region of Interior Alaska for grades K-12. It encourages the development of skills necessary for problem-solving, as well as the understanding of how living things and their environment are dependent on each other.

Puppet bear and princess in a forest
A scene from the Bear Safety puppet show, available at our Anchorage for Kids page.

Student Information

There is a wealth of information and fun for students on our website as well! Have your classroom visit some of the links below:

Visit the Anchorage for Kids page for short movies on topics of interest to children like bear safety, the Aurora Borealis, and Leave No Trace principles, as well as interactive games

Visit the State of Alaska's Student Information page for information on Alaskan facts, history, geography, culture, and more.

Our Alaskan Wildlife page has information about many of Alaska's animals

For more information about Alaskan wildlife, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Wildlife Notebook Series


A graphic image shows Alaska superimposed over the continental US. Alaska covers much of the midsection of the country while the panhandle reaches the Carolinas and the Aleutian islands stretch across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Did You Know?
Along with being separated from the contiguous states, Alaska is very unique geographically. Barrow is the northernmost point in the United States and the Aleutian Islands cross the 180th meridian, making both the western and easternmost points in America.