In addition to many of the educational opportunities here are at wildlife refuges, the US Fish & Wildlife Service offers several resources for educators to utilize in their own classes. These include curricula materials, trail camera kits and schoolyard habitats.
Various contest and other activities are available for youth of all ages to participate in.
Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest
Every year FWS Alaska hosts a contest to challenge the creative spirit of youth all across the state in an effort to engage and educate them about migratory birds.
Junior Duck Stamp
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.
Why you and your children need to get outdoors!
Children, youth, and families are increasingly disconnected from the natural world. Urban, suburban, and rural youth in many nations are being effected and this trend has serious implications worldwide for the conservation field, sustainability, the future of natural resources, and the health of the earth itself.
There are good reasons to share outdoor family experiences;
- Build family bonds,
- Stay more active and healthier,
- Learn about the natural world together,
- It’s free, and
- It’s fun!
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
- Seabird Youth Network Camp
- Camp Qungaayux
- Sand Point Science and Culture Camp
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- Kaktovik Oceanography Program
- Camp Goonzhill
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
- Critter Camp
- Get Out & Get Dirty Camp
- AG Youth Camp
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
- Kodiak Refuge Summer Science
- Science and Salmon Camp
Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
- Galena Science Camp
Selawik National Wildlife Refuge
- Selawik Science-Culture Camp
Togiak National Wildlife Refuge
- Cape Peirce Marine Science
- Yup'ik Culture Camp
- Salmon Camp (Aquatic Science Academy)
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
- Yukon Delta - STEM Career Exploration Program
Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
- CATG Cultural Camp