Togiak National Wildlife Refuge
Alaska Region   

Icon of Blue Goose Compass. Click on the compass to view a map of the refuge (pdf)


For Educators

Cape Peirce Marine Science and Yup'ik
Culture Camp:

Camp participants arrive at Cape Peirce via float plane
Togiak Refuge works in cooperation with three School Districts, and a number of Traditional Village Councils to sponsor this camp. Village elders are invited as well, and teach tradional ecological knowlege about Cape Peirce and its plants and wildlife.
Students study Pacific walrus basking on the beach below .
The camp participants learn about marine mammal and seabird biology by helping field biologists conduct monitoring and behavioral studies of walruses, harbor and spotted seals, black-legged kittiwakes and common murres. Students, elders, and Togiak Refuge staff share knowledge of Yup'ik uses of seabirds, marine mammals, and plants, and traditional conservation and survival skills
A student gets a closer look at harbor seals hauled out in Nanvak Bay
This camp has been taking place since 1995 at Cape Peirce, a walrus and seal haulout and seabird nesting site. Students have the unique opportunity to view firsthand the subjects they're studying, as well as the occasional hoary marmot, red fox, or caribou.

Last updated: October 14, 2008