Visiting Glacier Bay -- Free

by  Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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Glacier Bay National Park is a special place for all people to visit and explore. In this program, students will join a ranger on a virtual kayak trip through Glacier Bay while learning about the animals, glaciers, and people who make this park their home.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00




45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

As many as can see the screen

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

We offer this program in January and February only. Requests are accepted beginning December 1st. Long Distance Classes can be scheduled Monday through Friday, with the earliest time being 9:00 am (EST). Our programs are from Alaska, which is 4 hours behind EST. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT A BRIEF TEST CONNECTION IS REQUIRED THE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROGRAM.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel. These programs are provided in January and February only.

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Gustavus, AK
United States

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve protects an intact tidewater glacier ecosystem, including towering mountains, calving glaciers, terrestrial and marine wildlife, and more for all people. Visitors to Glacier Bay discover the spiritual, scientific, and personal meanings of this special place. Our videoconferencing programs connect students to this remote national park.

Alaska Geographic
These programs are possible thanks to the financial support of Alaska Geographic. 

Glacier Bay Education

Program Details


1. The ranger will introduce kayaking to the students and help get them ready for a pretend kayak trip through Glacier Bay.
2. Students will spot wildlife as we virtually paddle up the bay.
3. Students will see and hear a calving glacier and learn about how a glacier is made.
4. Students discuss what it means to be a ranger and receive their Junior Ranger badges.


By the end of the program, students will be able to:
1. Describe the best kind of transportation in Glacier Bay
2. Identify at least 3 animals that live in Glacier Bay
3. Describe the appearance and make-up of glaciers

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences: Characteristics of Organisms
NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences: Life Cycles of Organisms
NS. K-4.3 Life Sciences: Organisms and their Environments
NS. K-4.4 Earth Science and Space Science: Changes in Earth and Sky
NS. K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives: Changes in Environments