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School and Youth Programs-fully engaged learning

Middle and High School Programs

Excite your students with the wonder of the outdoors. Enhance the concepts you are teaching them in the classroom with direct experience of the natural environment. Choose from our standard programs or allow our staff to develop a custom program using the suggested topics.

Avalanche Awareness
This full-day, hands-on program is designed to introduce students to concepts related to avalanche prevention, evaluation, and safety. Students find out about the four factors that contribute to avalanches, measure slope angles using an inclinometer, and learn about terrain and different kinds of snow with an avalanche board. Students also conduct instability tests on the snow pack and learn how to use an avalanche beacon.

Team Building
This experiential education program is a powerful and fun learning tool that can increase teamwork skills and participant self-confidence. Through a progression of fun, group-building activities including a low ropes course, participants practice and develop the skills of cooperation, communication, problem-solving, group support and trust. This is a great way to jumpstart the school year or build camaraderie throughout the year. 

Additional Recommended Topics for Custom Programs
ecosystem processes; creek investigation/riparian ecology; natural resource management; tracking/animal evidence; Alaskan animal adaptations; nature awareness and sensory exploration; insects; geology; bones and skeletons; boreal forest botany/ecology; art of nature; snowshoeing; maps/orienteering