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. . . with hands-on, interactive programs and field trips correlated to Alaska State Standards for students K-12 . . . at the new Islands & Ocean Visitor Center of the Alaska Maritime Refuge and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer, Alaska. New Thinkers, StewardsWith our staff and resources, your students can springboard from microscopic looks at the marine environment to big picture concepts of the health of the ocean.Events and TrainingOur professional staff also leads sessions at special marine-related events and camps in coastal Alaska communities. Teacher training with & without graduate credit is available periodically.Cross-Curricula Opportunities The Alaska Maritime Refuge is rich in art, history (Native, Russian America, economic, and hot and cold wars) as well as the exciting science of marine wildlife, and offers an ideal venue for cross-curricula learning.
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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.