Teacher Resources

The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, and Tok are proud to present a variety of educational programs, kits, and materials to assist teachers and youth leaders in meeting educational standards and curriculum needs. These interagency centers represent a local and statewide resource in teaching concepts in science, geography, mathematics, language arts, art, life skills, employability, and more.

Anchorage Center


The Anchorage Center, managed by the National Park Service, presently acts as a venue for the NPS Urban Education Program. The facility is located at 605 West 4th Avenue (at the corner of 4th and F Street) in the Old Federal Building in downtown Anchorage. Staff are able to present a variety of educational programs, field trips, distance learning programs, education kits, and materials to assist teachers and youth leaders. Programs help educators meet standards and curriculum needs in the Anchorage community. There are over 20 education kits available to be checked out.

To schedule a program, please contact the Education Specialist at (907) 644-3670 or send an email to anch_web_mail@nps.gov. 

Fairbanks visitor center


The Fairbanks Center, managed by the National Park Service, offers education programs, special events, and other educational resources for Alaska's interior teachers and students. The center is located at 101 Dunkel St. in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, next to the Wendell Street Bridge in downtown Fairbanks.  Field trips, distance learning programs, teacher self-guided virtual tours, outreach programs, and curricula are available to educators.  All programs include standards and bring a bit of Alaska into classrooms.  

Please call 907-459-3747 or email faplic_education@nps.gov for more information and to schedule a program.

Ketchikan visitor center


The U.S. Forest Service manages the public lands information center in Ketchikan. Called the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, the facility offers a menu of educational experiences as well. The center offers field trips, guided forest hikes, classroom visits, and various activity kits on different subjects. 

To schedule a Field Trip, Forest Visit, Classroom Visit, reserve an Activity Kit or Educational Box, teachers need to contact the Southeast Alaska Discover Center's Education Specialist at: (907) 228-6220.

Tok visitor center


The Tok Center partners with the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in providing educational resources to the community. 

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge conducts summer Nature Camps and classes for young people in the Upper Tanana Valley villages and communities. The camps vary in type and focus, and include 4-day wilderness canoe trips, overnight watercolor art camps, weekly story circles and high school level fire science and ornithology courses. Day activities for youngsters round out the summer program. During the school year, the refuge works with students and teachers on special topics and programs as well as conducting teacher training and assisting in curriculum development.

Contact the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge at (907) 883-5312 for more information on these programs.