Outreach Programs

Invite us to your classroom! Let a dynamic staff member from the Alaska SeaLife Center come to your classroom and present fun, hands-on programs designed to get kids interested in the ocean world around them.  We offer a variety of unique learning experiences for youth in grades K-12, all of which are sure to keep kids excited about science!  

Outreach Programs are available year-round and must be booked at least 30 days in advance.


To register for an Outreach Program, download the Outreach registration form and return it via e-mail or fax.


Same location, same day (Maximum of 30 students per session)
1st session
2nd session
3rd session
Any additional sessions
PLUS, TRAVEL FEES: In addition, mileage costs are added for travel outside of Seward. Please contact us for details. Travel costs become more cost effective when multiple sessions are booked together.

Outreach Program Descriptions

Program Name

Grade Levels


Beaks, Bubbles, & Burrows K-5 Discover the many unique adaptations that allow Alaska's beautiful diving seabirds to master both sea and sky.
Marine Mammal Adaptations


How are marine mammals able to live in Alaska's cold waters? Understand these animals better with our hands-on activities!

Ocean Animal Perceptions 1-5 How do marine animals sense the world around them? How can you ‘smell’ underwater? How can you ‘see’ without using your eyes? Students will discover these other ways of knowing by participating in ‘senses-on’  activities that illustrate these amazing adaptations.  This lesson can get a bit loud so it’s perhaps not best for open school floorplans, unless an alternate room is available.


What mysterious animals inhabit the ocean's depths? Investigate the bizarre adaptations of light-producers in the midnight zone.

Cephalopods: The Jet-Set


Get your hands into a "head-footed" animal as we learn more about cephalopods through a squid dissection and discussion! Students are provided squid and dissection tools, approximately one per pair of students.

Watching Walrus 6-12

Get on the front lines of Global Climate Change as we learn how habitat changes are affecting Alaska’s Walrus population today. Students will employ the scientific method to develop their own research strategies then follow along with ASLC researcher Dr. Lori Polasek to find out what method really works in the field to watch walrus. A hands & feet(s)-on set of activities gets students up and moving and working in groups. This program does require some room for all students to move (either a larger multi-purpose room or the ability to move chairs and desks in the classroom).

Scientists in Action: Veterinarian


How do vets care for stranded or injured marine animals? Get an insider's view of the Alaska SeaLife Center's rehabilitation program.

The Scoop on Poop


Why are the Steller sea lions disappearing? Analyze the scat of these endangered animals to search for clues regarding their dramatic decline.

Additional Information

If you have questions about our Outreach Programs, please e-mail us at outreach@alaskasealife.org or call (907) 224-6306.