Teacher Workshop:  Oct. 18-20, 2019

Teachers learn about clam biosampling at the Changing Tides workshop

We're excited to announce our upcoming teacher workshop October 18-20 at the Alaska SeaLife Center!  Through our partnership with the National Park Service, "Ocean Tech: Innovation, Technology, and Tradition Under the Sea" will show teachers in grades K-5 how new technologies and traditional innovations help scientists, explorers and subsistence users to understand the ocean and its inhabitants. 

Workshop Fee: $75; 2 nights lodging in Seward and all meals are provided.

Credit: A 1-credit UAA option is also available for an additional $79 fee.

Registration: To register for the workshop, download the registration form and email it to us by Oct. 11.  Space is limited, so sign up soon!


In case you didn't already know...  Alaska teachers always receive free general admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center - just present a teacher ID or pay stub at the ticket counter!

Curriculum Downloads

Grades K-3 lesson materials:

Salmon Sense (.pdf) - Experience the life cycle of salmon, from life in the redd to navigating back upstream using your sense of smell.

Grades 6-8 lesson materials:

Scientists in Action: Salmon Survivors (.pdf) - Examine the differences between salmon reared in artificial environments and wild-bred salmon.What various survival challenges do they face throughout their life cycles?

Scientists in Action: Creek Canaries (.pdf) - Learn how macroinvertebrates can be used as an indicator of habitat quality and how the micro-habitats along a stream can be influenced by our activities.

Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail: A project of the Municipality of Anchorage Salmon in the City initiative, this trail was developed to inspire long term community stewardship of the Campbell Creek Watershed in Anchorage.

Other Related Web Resources: Salmon Programs & Resources (.pdf)

"Crude Awakenings"

A three-part oil spill recovery curriculum developed with funding through the Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute and the Ocean Alaska Science & Learning Center

Grades 7-12 lesson materials:

Fetched Up Hard Aground (.pdf) - An overview of oil spills in Alaska and classification/characterization of oils

Wildlife Rescue (.pdf) and Wildlife Rescue Presentation (.ppt) - techniques used to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife affected by oil spills

Oil Spill Response Squad (.pdf) - role play exercise for students to learn how communities respond to oil spills