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Eat or Be Eaten in Alaska

from Alaska SeaLife Center

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Every day in Alaska animals face the struggle to eat and survive. Students will learn about food webs and eating adaptations associated with some Alaskan animal species. We will create our own food web and observe different "links" in the feeding chain that connect the ocean to the forest.

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About This Program


By Request: $180.00

Price includes materials for up to 30 students. Extra materials are available for $1.00 per student.

$20.00 will be added to reservations made less than three weeks in advance.
Sessions for international schools may include extra postal fees.
Sites that book five or more sessions at once will be discounted $10.00 per session.


55 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5 recommended

Maximum participants:

30 recommended; 60 possible

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available every day, beginning anytime after 7am Alaska time (11am Eastern time). See our website for seasonal recommendations by time zone.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full cost. No fee for programs cancelled due to weather-related or similar school closures.

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Alaska SeaLife Center

Seward, AK
United States

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a world-class marine science facility that combines a research mission with an animal rescue and rehabilitation program and public education. The center incorporates exhibits that immerse the visitor in the marine ecosystem of Alaska and provide opportunities to view animals in naturalistic habitats and research settings.

Darin Trobaugh

Program Details


This program is given in front of our Harbor Seal habitat.
1. We begin this program with an introduction to the food chain.
2. We define and view examples of producers and all four types of consumers.
3. We create our own Alaskan ocean food chains with materials provided.
4. We discuss interrelated food webs.
5. We might discuss the need for conservation as shown by food webs.
6. We end with questions and answers in front of more animal "guests".


Students will be able to:
-Define "ecosystem" and "keystone species".
-Describe some adaptations of these animals and how those are important to their survival.
-Recognize four species that complete a food chain and identify their roles in the chain.
-Develop an appreciation for these animals, the delicate balance of ecosystems to support them and the need to conserve these habitats.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

The following National Academic Standards will be addressed within this program.
Science as Inquiry
-Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
-Understandings about scientific inquiry
Life Science
-Structure and function in living systems
-production and heredity
-Regulation and behavior
-Populations and ecosystems
-Diversity and adaptations of organisms