At Our Headquarters in Homer
Plan your Homer environmental education field trip on http://www.homerfieldtrips.org/. Find out about available programs, where to visit, all kinds of logistics questions, even ideas on where to sleep and make reservations on this great website. Includes information on and links to the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center programs (the headquarters of the Refuge and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve), the Pratt Museum, and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.
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As a young army officer during World War II, Jones was among the first troops to go ashore at Adak in the central Aleutian Islands, that arc of submarine volcano peaks that extends from Alaska toward Siberia. He loved the treeless tundra, found the fierce winds invigorating and saw the snow-covered volcanic peaks as needing to be climbed.