Alaska Geographic "Kenai Fjords Floating Teacher Workshop June 20-27" Application
Thank you for your interest in this course. The application period opens on January 22 at 12:00 pm AKST.
The Kenai Fjords Floating Teachers Workshop is designed for current Alaska teachers.
If you are selected for this course, you will be contacted at the email address you provide below with registration and payment information. Some scholarships are available. See below for details.
Explore the wild and rugged Kenai Fjords and join with active inventorying and monitoring researchers conduction surveys. Spend seven days alongside fellow teachers, National Park Service researchers and naturalists to engage with active field research and translate the natural world and science into the classroom. This course is presented in conjunction with NPS’ Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center, and will be led by Education Coordinator Jim Pfieffenberger. Most of the course days will be spent on a charter boat deep in the Kenai Fjords, including nightly accommodations. Emphasis will be placed on direct engagement with long-term monitoring projects along with stewardship and resource management. Time will also be devoted to experiencing the area’s flora, fauna and glaciers. $850 Alaska Geographic member price ($925 Alaska Geographic non-member price)
Please note, registration for this course is through an application and completing the application does not guarantee a spot on the course. Priority will be given to current Alaskan classroom teachers for this course.
Email William Melton at
with any questions.
Phone number (cell):
Phone number (work):
What grades and subjects do you teach?
Name & location of your school
Are you currently at a full-time teacher in Alaska?
Teachers from the following communities may be eligible for a tuition scholarship: Akhiok, Chenega, Cordova, Homer, Karluk, Kodiak, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Grahm, Port Lions, Seldovia, Seward, Tatitlek, Valdez, Whittier. Do you teach in one of these communities and if so, are you interested in a scholarship?
I would like to be contacted to discuss the details of the scholarship.
If you answered yes to the questions above, please explain how you will use this experience to create new ways of connecting youth to the natural world and public lands through your teaching. (200 word max)
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