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Alaska Adventure 2009. Learning and Adventure in America’s Last Great Frontier. Adventures to Planet Earth Alaska Adventure 2009 Overview. 8 day program Hotel and cabin accommodations Large deluxe motorcoach Finest field guides

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alaska adventure 2009
AlaskaAdventure 2009
  • Learning and Adventure in America’s Last Great Frontier
adventures to planet earth alaska adventure 2009 overview
Adventures to Planet EarthAlaska Adventure 2009 Overview
  • 8 day program
  • Hotel and cabin accommodations
  • Large deluxe motorcoach
  • Finest field guides
  • From ocean, to glaciers, to tundra of Denali, to culture of native Alaskans
alaska adventure itinerary
Alaska Adventure Itinerary
  • Our route takes us north from Anchorage, to Denali National Park, and south to Seward and the Kenai Peninsula
brief highlights of program
Brief Highlights of Program
  • Kenai Fjords National Park-tidewater glaciers
  • Cruise to see glaciers “calving” into the sea
  • Lunch at Fox Island
  • Whales and dolphins in Gulf of Alaska
  • Touch a moving glacier
  • Denali National Park wildlife viewing
brief highlights page 2
Brief Highlights page 2
  • Denali tundra wildlife safari-Alaska’s “big five”
  • Alaska Railroad journey-Denali to Anchorage
  • Alaskan cultural center-meet native Alaskans
earth explore foundation adventures to planet earth
Earth Explore FoundationAdventures to Planet Earth
  • Sponsoring Teacher-led educational programs since 1995
  • Founded by teachers and outdoor educators
  • Mission is to connect students with Planet Earth
  • 4 thousand students have participated
just the facts earth explore
Just the Facts-Earth Explore
  • Teacher led
  • Low adult to student ratio
  • Credit opportunities
  • Always hands-on
  • World’s finest partner universities and outdoor educators
  • An ideal mix of learning and fun adventure
  • Preparation Meetings get students ready for the trip
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Programs are mission based, emphasizing cross disciplinary study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”
  • Study Planet Earth, its history, natural environments and cultures
  • Create enduring connections with the natural world
  • Encourage young people to become involved with Planet Earth and its future
what happens when
What happens when?
  • Groups form August through December
  • All Adventures usually full by January 1st
  • Teacher conducts preparation sessions in late winter and spring
  • Usually 4-6 two hour get-togethers
  • Student receives the Naturalist newsletter quarterly, and program Adventure Guide
what happens when1
What happens when?
  • Travel Packet arrives in May

Detailed day to day itinerary

Official program cap, field journal, photo credentials, luggage tag, T-shirt

earth explore online pdfs to download
Earth Explore Online PDFs to download
  • Program Newsletters
  • Student Application
  • Health Form (spring)
  • Academic Credit Outline
  • Fundraising Packet
earth explore adventures student application process
Earth Explore AdventuresStudent application process
  • Applications accepted until local group is full, then waitlist is begun
  • If student is not known to teacher, interview is required
  • Limited number of spaces for each Adventure each season
  • Student application is mailed, faxed, or submitted online
student application process continued
Student application process - continued
  • Lead teacher will have materials or they can be requested from the National Office or downloaded online
  • Friends or siblings can participate, but they must be interviewed if not known to the teacher
our alaska adventure
Our Alaska Adventure
  • Begin in Anchorage
  • City Overview

and Orientation

  • Native Alaska Heritage Center

Alaska’s diverse

native cultures

anchorage to talkeetna
Anchorage to Talkeetna
  • Overnight at frontier outpost of Talkeetna, gateway to Denali and expeditions to the Alaska range
  • Iditarod headquarters tour
denali national park
Denali National Park
  • Tundra Wildlife Viewing
  • Spotting of Alaska’s “Big Five” animals
  • Naturalist programs on tundra ecosystem, wildlife and habitats
  • Viewing of 20,320 foot Mt. McKinley (Denali)
  • History and Ecology of Region
to anchorage via rail
To Anchorage via Rail
  • Afternoon/evening transfer via Alaska Railroad with dinner onboard
anchorage to seward
Anchorage to Seward
  • Spectacular Chugach National Forest
  • Historic Seward
  • Alaska SeaLife Center on Resurrection Bay
seward to kenai fjords natl park
Seward to Kenai Fjords Natl Park
  • Glacier Cruise-naturalist led program on glaciers and Alaska’s ocean environments-viewing of humpback whales, orcas, porpoises
seward to anchorage
Seward to Anchorage
  • Hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park to touch ancient glacial ice
  • Discussion of climate change, global issues
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