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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!



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 about kits in the Anchorage Center.

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

Learn about the education kits statewide

 



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.

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.

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



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

For Your Students

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

 



a cartoon scene of a ranger, child, eagle, salmon, and rabbit stand in a forest with mountains in the background
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Our Wild Neighbors has both a physical book and a digital iBook

Enjoy learning about 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 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, what you can do to help conserve ecosystems, biodiversity, and animal populations

Explore the interactive flash activity of Our Wild Neighbors

You can also download the resource book (1.5 meg pdf) 



The National Park Service Teacher Ranger Teachers act as rangers in the summer and bring their new skills back with them into the classroom in fall
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Teacher Ranger Teachers are teachers that take on a ranger position for one summer at an NPS site

Interested in Working As A Ranger?

Try our Teacher Ranger Teacher program to learn new skills for the classroom and work at a National Park Service site this summer!





 
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.