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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


Adventures to planet earth fun and learning in inspiring places
Adventures to Planet EarthFun and Learning in Inspiring Places


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


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? study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • 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? study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • 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 study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour” PDFs to download

  • Program Newsletters

  • Student Application

  • Health Form (spring)

  • Academic Credit Outline

  • Fundraising Packet


Earth explore adventures student application process
Earth Explore Adventures study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”Student 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 study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • 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 study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • Begin in Anchorage

  • City Overview

    and Orientation

  • Native Alaska Heritage Center

    Alaska’s diverse

    native cultures


Anchorage to talkeetna
Anchorage to Talkeetna study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • Overnight at frontier outpost of Talkeetna, gateway to Denali and expeditions to the Alaska range

  • Iditarod headquarters tour


Denali national park
Denali National Park study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • 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 study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • Afternoon/evening transfer via Alaska Railroad with dinner onboard


Anchorage to seward
Anchorage to Seward study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • Spectacular Chugach National Forest

  • Historic Seward

  • Alaska SeaLife Center on Resurrection Bay


Seward to kenai fjords natl park
Seward to Kenai Fjords Natl Park study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • Glacier Cruise-naturalist led program on glaciers and Alaska’s ocean environments-viewing of humpback whales, orcas, porpoises


Kenai natl park glacier cruise
Kenai Natl Park Glacier Cruise study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”


Calving tidewater glaciers aialik bay kenai fjords national park
Calving Tidewater Glaciers study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park


Seward to anchorage
Seward to Anchorage study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”

  • Hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park to touch ancient glacial ice

  • Discussion of climate change, global issues


Portage glacier and icebergs
Portage Glacier and icebergs study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”


America s last great frontier alaska adventure 2009
America’s last great frontier study of Planet Earth. Not just a Student “Tour”Alaska Adventure 2009


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