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Campbell Creek Science Center Instructor teaching a virtual Alaska Animal Program via his laptop and Zoom

Distance Learning Programs

Bring the Campbell Creek Science Center to your digital classroom!  

Get ready to move, learn, and explore the natural sciences through Campbell Creek Science Center’s (CCSC) distance learning programs. CCSC’s curricula give students hands-on, minds-on experiences with the natural world through digital technology. Guided by skilled environmental educators, your students will interact with each other in fun, practical ways to investigate science and build a team.  

Your support makes these programs possible and ensures the success of nature-based distance learning for students. If you are able, please consider making an optional donation when you sign up for a program. The suggested donation is $5 per participant or $140 per 60-minute session for up to 30 participants, but if this is not feasible any amount helps. Please contact BLM CCSC at (907) 267-1247 or sciencecenter@blm.gov if you would like to donate via charge card or check.

Offered Programs

Alaska Animals 

CCSC instructor doing Alaska Animal program virtually using a laptop and skull props.What animals are found in Alaska? Where do they live? How do they survive? Students use reasoning and problem solving to discover why animals have different adaptations.  

Grade levels: K-2

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Beaks, Wings and Feet 

two girls looking for birds through binocularsYou can’t judge a bird by its feathers! Activities will get students flapping their “wings” like a bird and exploring close-up views of beaks, wings, and feet. Students will investigate arctic winter adaptations through an interactive build-a-bird activity that will have them laughing while learning. 

Grades: 3-5 

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Creekside Curiosities 

CCSC staff conducting bio assessment of Campbell CreekSee live macro-invertebrates through a microscope projected right onto the screen. Through science exploration, students use their own observations to understand the importance of macro-invertebrates and what they say about water quality.  

Grade levels: 4-5 

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Dynamic Glaciers 

glacierDiscover how ice has changed Alaska over time. Learn how glaciers form, move, and carve out the landscape. Hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations will have students moving like a glacier and carving out valleys. 

Grade Levels: 4-6 

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Forest Ecology 

two boys work together to measure the diameter of a treeCalling all forest explorers! Students discover the different parts of a tree by acting them out. Explore and document history by looking at tree rings.  

Grade levels: K-6 

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Team Building 

students walking on wood piece during team building exerciseGet your students off to a great start through fundamentals of effective, student-led teamwork. Experiential activities will have participants moving, cooperating, communicating, trusting, and problem-solving in positive ways. This program can help jumpstart collaboration in a digital classroom environment. 

Grade levels: K-12 

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Watershed Wonders 

Alaska rivers and mountains sceneLearn about the interconnectedness of rivers, wetlands, and the ocean! Students make their own model watersheds and discuss why it is important to keep our watersheds clean.  

Grade levels: 3-5 

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Need to Know

  1. Programs meet national and state education standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) best practices.  

  2. Each program incorporates self-guided exploration with CCSC’s Nature Learning Resources to complement students' learning and retention.  

  3. Educators may choose from the suite of standard programs. Programs can also be customized to meet student learning objectives, cover diverse topics, or fit longer units over multiple days.  

  4. Programs are designed for 30-minute time blocks, with 15-minute learning extensions up to 45 or 60 minutes.  

  5. Programs are available Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. Alaska time (1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Contact CCSC if you are interested in dates or times outside this schedule. 

  6. Program format takes place on Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Programs are adaptable to other online platforms. Typically, the school will host CCSC on your digital platform.

  7. All program requests require CCSC manager approval before official confirmation will be given. Confirmations may request an optional donation (MS1105).

  8. A CCSC instructor will contact you to discuss details and perform a connection test prior to your confirmed program.