For over 20 years we have worked with partners to provide hands-on educational summer programming for youth in Unalaska, St. Paul Island, and Sand Point. While we may be inviting kids onboard the Research Vessel Tiglax̂ for a ship tour, building ORV's, or learning bird identification skills, other instructors are teaching traditional ways of knowing including the Unangam Tunuu language, building and using tools and regalia, and practicing hunting and fishing and food preparation skills.

Contact Information

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Branch Chief, Visitor and Community Engagement, Pacific Region
National Wildlife Refuge System
Community Engagement,
Visitor Services,
American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands


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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.


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The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge stretches from the spectacular volcanic islands of the Aleutian chain to the Inside Passage, and north to the Chukchi Sea, providing essential habitat for marine mammals and some 40 million seabirds, representing more than 30 species.