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ALASKA. HOW TO SUCCEED AT THIS TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION. Course Objectives. D escribe the geographic locations and seasons in Alaska Distinguish the climate changes and seasons in Alaska Describe the attributes and cultural differences of the tribes in Alaska

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    1. ALASKA HOW TO SUCCEED AT THIS TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION

    2. Course Objectives • Describe the geographic locations and seasons in Alaska • Distinguish the climate changes and seasons in Alaska • Describe the attributes and cultural differences of the tribes in Alaska • Describe how to assess community resources in rural areas, and avoid social isolation

    3. Overview of Alaska

    4. Alaska Licensing • Takes 2 weeks for licensing • Requires finger-printing and passport photo • $284 • $334 to include temporary permit

    5. Alaska Fun Facts • The US Purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million (2 cents/acre) • Alaska became the 49th state in 1959 • Alaska is divided into boroughs, rather than counties. • About half of the population resides in the Anchorage area • The Aleutian islands are a volcano hot spot!

    6. Regions of Alaska • The Inside Passage (aka The Panhandle) • The South Central Region • The Southwest Region • The North Slope\Arctic Region • The Interior

    7. The Alaskan Panhandle(Southeast Alaska) • The Inside Passage – Cruise Ships • Tourism – May through September • Larger cities on individual islands, only accessible via airplane or ferry • Glaciers Present

    8. Panhandle Weather • Wettest and warmest region of Alaska • 50” of precipitation in Juneau • 150” of precipitation in Ketchikan (37” are snow) • Only region where daytime temp in winter months is above freezing • Temp ranges from 20°f - 65°f • Sunlight 6 hrs/day – 18 hrs/day • In summer, the sun rises at 4am and sets at 11pm • In winter, it rises at 8:30am and sets at 3:30pm

    9. Ketchikan • Population of 8,250 • 5th largest city in Alaska • “Salmon Capitol of the World” • Largest collection of standing totem poles • 90 miles from Canada • Roads are scare, no need for a car • Bus works well

    10. Ketchikan General Hospital • Critical Access Hospital • 25 in-patient beds • Full service Hospital

    11. Juneau • Capitol of Alaska • Population of 32,556 • 2nd largest city in the US by area – 2,700 square miles • Juneau Ice Field – 30 glaciers flow from it

    12. Bartlett Regional Hospital • 57 bed in patient hospital • 16 residential substance abuse beds • Services a 1,500 sq. mile region, with 55,000 residents • Most communities cannot access this hospital by road

    13. Sitka • Population of 8,881 • 4th largest in population • Only 14 miles of road - Most places are within walking distance of downtown. • Southeast Alaska Regional Health

    14. Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital • Part of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium • 27 in-patient beds • Full service hospital

    15. Sitka Community Hospital • Critical Access Hospital • 24 in-patient beds

    16. South Central Region • Contains majority of the states population in Anchorage • Petroleum Plants prevalent in the area

    17. South Central Region Weather • Summer temp ranges from 55°-78° • Winter temp ranges from 5°-30° • Avg snowfall around 75 inches • Long summer days (19 hours of sunlight) • Short winter days (6 hours of sunlight) • Less rain than the Southeast region, but more snow

    18. Anchorage • Most populated city in Alaska – 298,610 • Makes up 40 % of the state population • No state sales tax • Ash hazards due to active volcano 78 miles away

    19. Hospitals of Anchorage Providence Alaska Medical Center • 371 beds • Several sister hospitals Alaska Regional Hospital • 250 beds

    20. Homer • Moose sightings are a common occurrence on area roads and trails • Population of 5,000 • 10 square miles • “Halibut Fishing Capitol of the World” • Erected 1st traffic light in 2005

    21. South Peninsula Hospital • 22 medical beds • 28 nursing home beds • Largest employer in the area

    22. Southwest Region • Largely costal region • Sparsely populated. Most living along the coastline • Unconnected to the road system • 2 national parks & numerous wildlife refugees • Hugely important to the fishing industry • Kodiak & Aleutian islands – 300 small volcanic islands, 1,200 miles long

    23. Southwest Region Weather • Average temp for January 0°-12° • Average temp for July 49°-62° • Sunlight – 5 hours in Dec., 18 hours in Jun. • In summer the sun rises at 5am, and sets after 11pm • In winter the sun rises at 10am, and sets at 4pm

    24. Kodiak • Population of 6,130 • 3.5 square miles • Air travel or ferry only • Economy consists of commercial fishing, tourism, and hunting

    25. Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center • Critical Access Hospital • 25 Acute Care Beds • 19 Skilled Nursing Beds

    26. Bethel • Lies within the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta • Population of 6,080 • A hub for 56 surrounding villages • Flat and essentially treeless • Lies within a wildlife preserve • Air and river access only • Allows alcohol sales • 16 miles of road, only one is paved, but has 93 taxi cabs • 50% of the population is below the age of 18

    27. Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital • 50 beds • Private non-profit tribal consortium • Level IV trauma center

    28. North Slope/Artic Region • Small towns like Nome, Bethel, and Barrow • Mostly tundra, peppered with native villages • Massive reserves of crude oil • Remote and sparsely populated • 380 native villages

    29. Nome • Population of 3,598 • 12.5 square miles • Ending place of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race • Roads lead out to smaller communities, up to 54 miles away

    30. Norton Sound Regional Hospital • Tribally owned and operated • New hospital in 2012 • Provide services for life • Bering Straight Region – 44,000 sq. miles • 36 beds

    31. Barrow • Furthest north, North American City • Above the arctic circle by 320 miles • Population of 4,212 • 18 square miles of land • Surrounded by the National Petroleum Reserve • Arctic Ocean borders 3 sides of the city • Becomes ice-free August-September, causing dense fog

    32. Barrow Weather • Desert climate – less than 5 in of rain per year • 29 inches of snow per year • Freezing temps from Oct – May • Dangerously low wind chills • Whiteouts are common • Snow can occur at any time of the year • Cloudiest place on Earth – overcast 50% of the year

    33. Barrow – Land of the Midnight Sun • Sun sets Nov 18th, and remains set for 65 days • Rises again on Jan 22nd • By March there are 9 hours of sun • In May, the sun remains above the horizon for the entire day. It doesn’t set again until Aug 22nd(82 days of sunlight)

    34. Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital • 14 beds • Recently built new facility 4X larger than original • Provides housing for travelers, and includes a meal plan • ER nurses can be trained for flight nursing

    35. Interior • Largest region • Largely uninhabited wilderness • Fairbanks is the only large city • Native villages scattered throughout • Denali National Park • Not many travel assignments • Has highest and lowest temps ( 90° in summer to -60° in winter ) • Up to 24 hours of sunlight

    36. Understanding Cultural Differences Tribes and Culture

    37. Cultural Diversity Total population in 2010 – 736,000 Caucasian – 70% American Indian/Alaska Native – 20% Asian – 5% African American – 4% Hispanic – 1%

    38. Three Most Common Native Alaskan Tribes • Aleuts • Inuits • First Nations a. Tlingits b. Haida

    39. Aleuts • Also known as Unagan • Ancestors migrated to Aleutian Islands 7,000 years ago • Famous for fishing and hunting • Lived on ice-free waters • Know for basketry

    40. Inuit • Also known as Eskimo • Lived on the icy northern seas of Western Alaska • Total dependence on the sea • Their food, clothing, furnishings for their homes, and fuel all came from hunting marine life such as whales and seals

    41. First Nations • The two largest groups are the Tlingit and Haida • Know for wealth, character, and ancestors of their members • Known for their elaborate ceremonies (Potlatch – Ceremony for the Dead) • Know for fur trading

    42. Healthcare in Alaska • Mental Illness • a. Alcoholism • b. Rape • Diabetes • Cardiovascular Disease

    43. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium • Local community aides • Telemedicine • Distant and difficult transportation

    44. Financial Preparedness for Traveling in Alaska • Car Rental in Juneau-$1200.00/month • Gas prices differ based on areas of State-$3.75-$5.94 • Gallon of Milk in Nome-$7.29 (cheaper in other areas) • One dozen eggs in Nome-$4.49 (cheaper in other areas) • Banking can be difficult in rural areas $

    45. Making Alaska An Unforgettable Experience Five most popular tourist areas • Anchorage • Juneau • Fairbanks • Ketchikan • Barrow

    46. Visiting Anchorage • Annual Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome a. Starts the first weekend of March and goes on for 6 days b. $1000.00 to $3000.00, depending on the number of days you attend c. Largest tourism event in the state, people come from all over the world to watch this dog sledding race • Museum and Alaska Heritage Center - $12.00 Admission • Glacier Viewing Cruise - $100.00/per full day

    47. Visiting Juneau • State Capital • Mendenhall Glacier • Whale watching • Mt. Roberts Thruway goes up to 1800 feet to Native American Center with Numerous Totem Poles

    48. Visiting Fairbanks • Best place to see “Aurora Borealis” Northern Lights (best time to see is late November to March) • Chena Hot Springs • El Dorado Gold Mine • Pioneer Park

    49. Visiting Ketchikan • Thomas Street and Marina (Go Salmon and Halibut fishing) • Tongass Historical Museum • Cape Fox Lodge • Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery Review