Program at a Glance
Academic Director: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Program Director: John Muir
Free Time/Independence: Variable
Physical Demands: High
July 5 – 24, 2020
Primary goal: to learn about the people, places, and natural features of Alaska, and to gain an understanding and appreciation of their interconnectedness.
- Spend time in Fairbanks, in Denali National Park, on the Kenai Peninsula, and in Anchorage.
- Visit sea and land animal conservation centers to learn about the unique wildlife of Alaska.
- Explore Denali National Park to learn about conservation efforts promoted through the park.
- On the Kenai Peninsula, explore forest and marine resources and visit glaciers.
- Participate natural resource data gathering methods with scientists involved in local, national and global resource management issues.
- Gain first-hand appreciation of the effects of climate change.
Read about some of the program possible destinations:
- Alaska Sealife Center, Anchorage
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Kenai Peninsula
- University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks
- Large Animal Research Station (LARS), Fairbanks
- Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks
- Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage
- Portage Valley Learning Center in Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula