Whale Watching in Glacier Bay -- Free

by  Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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Glacier Bay is home to one of the most magnificent marine mammals: the endangered humpback whale. Join park rangers and researchers on a virtual interactive trip through Glacier Bay to learn about these massive creatures and other marine mammals that live in the productive waters of Glacier Bay.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00



45 minutes for 5th-8th grades

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

As many as can see the screen.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, 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.

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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. We are on Alaska time, so 9 a.m. EST is 5 a.m. Alaska Time. We are happy to accommodate your schedule, but prefer not to cancel at 5 a.m. the morning of your program.

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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.

Glacier Bay Education

Program Details


1. Introduce NPS and Humpback Whales.
2. Identify whale behaviors using video clips.
3. Studying whales in Glacier Bay
4. Identifying whale flukes using catalog photos.
5. Importance of research to management of Glacier Bay.


The participant will:
1. Be able to identify humpback whale behavior using video footage.
2. Be able to identify and compare whale flukes by using photos from whale i.d. catalogs.
3. Be able to explain why humpback whales migrate from Glacier Bay to Hawaii and Mexico.
4. Understand how researchers study humpback whales in Glacier Bay and why it is important to park management.

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-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives: Changes in Environments