The National Park Service represents a local and statewide resource in teaching concepts of science, geography, mathematics, language arts, art, life skills, employment, and more. Through the mission of Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center, the center acts as a base for NPS outreach education in Interior Alaska.
We strive to excite and inspire people about appropriate, safe uses as well as the value of public lands to foster stewardship for the resources. Our programs connect youth to the environment and scientific research being conducted on our public lands and find creative ways to inspire community members, especially children, to become open-minded and caring towards the environment.
Educational Opportunities (0.5MB PDF)
Classes from the district, home schools, and independent groups frequently visit the Center for both formal and informal field trips. Come watch a movie and explore our Center on your own or schedule a guided educational field trip, either at the Morris Thompson Center or in your school. To schedule a field trip, call 907-459-3747.
We offer activity sheets to enhance your visit to the Center.
I Spy: A children's exhibit exploration activity (grades K-3)
I Spy: A children's exhibit exploration activity (grades 4-6)
I Spy: An exhibit exploration activity for non-readers (all ages)
Animal Adaptations: Educational worksheet (grades 2-3)
Animal Adaptations: Educational worksheet (grades 4-6)
Boreal Forest Scavenger Hunt: Boreal forest (grades 6-9)
Distance Learning Programs
Are you interested in learning more about interior Alaska's extreme environments and the plants and animals that thrive there? Do you wish that you could bring your class to learn fist hand but you are too far away? The Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information center along with Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve have created free, interactive classroom presentations that your students can participate in using Zoom on the internet that bring a bit of Alaska into your classroom. Please call 907-459-3747 or write firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule a program.
Many educational, tactile items are available to educators for check-out.
The Center also offers a small library of reference materials, maps, activities, and videos available for the public to check out.
As always, there is no cost for any of the services the Alaska Centers provide.