Teachers explore connecting kids to nature during week long expedition

Nine energetic and creative K-6 teachers — six from Alaska and three from Colorado — spent a week in the heart of the Chugach National Forest, Prince William Sound, exploring ways to connect their classrooms and students to the outdoors and natural world. Specific topics included:

·         The history of our public lands, with a focus on the Chugach National Forest and its Wilderness Study Area

·         Human and natural history in Prince William Sound

·         Climate change and ocean acidification

Participating teachers created lessons plans based on their studies and earned 3 professional development credits from the University of Alaska Anchorage. The expedition was made possible by Discovery Southeast, Alaska Geographic, Alaska Sea Kayakers and the Chugach National Forest.

Imagine this as your classroom!