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For Teachers - Fairbanks
 
Ranger Laurie & students talk about adaptations

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.

Environmental Stewardship
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
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 faplic_education@nps.gov for more information and to schedule a program.

Educational Resources
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.



 
National Park Ranger gives an interpretive program for a school group.


 
Clouds backlit by the sun in a bright blue sky. Did You Know?
Lightning is responsible for about 97% of the area lost to wildfires in Alaska. Sensors across the interior have located an average of 26,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes per year. Most strikes occur in June and July and the most active area is the White Mountains, located north of Fairbanks.
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