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Earth Discovery Day & Changing Seasons
Put Student's Hands on the Land

Earth Discovery Day is held in May for all Copper River Basin 4th, 5th and 6th graders providing hands-on, outdoor learning stations.  Subjects include fish identification; recycling; live bird presentations; Enviroscape; Leave No Trace; tree identification; native cultural studies; ATV safety; bird identification, and use of the atlatl and dart to understand ancient hunting practices. High school students are enlisted to support and present some of the learning stations. The event is held at the Wrangell St. Elias Visitor Center.  

Changing Seasons is held in September for 2nd and 3rd graders and rotates between the Slana, Glennallen, and Kenny Lake School campuses.  Students are engaged in outdoor learning stations focused on understanding nature's signs that the season is changing. 

Both Hands On the Land programs are possible through a partnership effort between the Bureau of Land Management, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, the Copper River School District and a host of other State of Alaska and community partners. 

                 A student records results from his outdoor observations with a microscopeA student learns how to navigate with a compassStudents pretend they are snowshoe hares and run around the field playing a game of "avoid the lynx"

Last updated: 06-09-2016