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AK Penisula: Science Camp Success!
Alaska Region, September 11, 2004
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Becharof/Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge held its 6th Annual Ecosystem Science Camp at Becharof Lake beginning September 7th through September 11th. Twelve students were selected from eight local villages to attend the week long residential camp. Each year this camp provides a critical opportunity for local students to learn (hands on) about refuge lands, land management issues and the the Becharof Lake ecosystem. Learning modules included bears, birds, aquatic biology, caribou, tundra plants, orienteering and stewardship. Sessions also included both the western and traditional philosophies relating to land/resource uses. This camp is made possible by the partnerships and contributions from Lake & Peninsula and Bristol Bay School Districts, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and The Alaska Natural History Association. To quote a comment submitted by one of the students; "The weather and location were beautiful, food was great, and the instructors were awesome! Thanks, I really learned a lot!"

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov
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