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The Power of Glaciers -- Free

by  Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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Glacier Bay National Park has a dynamic glacial history. The area and its people have experience and observed the tidewater glacier cycle of advance and retreat. Today, Glacier Bay is a place of scientific research where scientist conduct studies to understand how glaciers function and what their future may be. In this interactive lesson, a park ranger will guide students through a history of glaciers in Glacier Bay. Students will create a model and engage in discussion with the ranger. There will be time for questions.


We offer this program in January and February only. Requests will be 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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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $0.00

FREE!


Free

Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum but all students must have a desk or table space.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


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...)
Zoom



Booking Information

We offer this program in January and February only. Requests will be 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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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact us as soon as possible if you must cancel. We are only able to present programs in January and February.

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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.

Contact:
Glacier Bay Education
glba_education@nps.gov
9076972573

Program Details

Format

In this program, a park ranger will describe the complicated and dramatic history of glacier advance and retreat in Glacier Bay. Students will understand the cultural and scientific importance of glaciers in Glacier Bay. Students will then learn how glaciers are made and how they sculpt the landscape. Using what students learned about glaciers, students and the ranger will discuss the future of glaciers in a rapidly warming world.

Objectives

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
1) Relate the glacial history of Glacier Bay over the last 500 years.
2) Recognize that scientific understanding of glaciers and their impact on the environment has evolved in the past two centuries.
3) Describe the process of glacial formation.
4) Understand the difference between climate and weather
5) Recognize the potential effects of a changing climate on glaciers.
6) List at least 4 geologic signs of glaciers.
7) Regard Glacier Bay (and all National Park sites) as places of inquiry, investigation, and discovery (e.g. a living laboratory).

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards Addressed
NS. 5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
NS. 5-8.4 Earth Science and Space Science
NS. 5-8.6 Personal and Social Perspectives
NS. 5-8.7 History and Nature of Science

State Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
MS. History of Earth: MS-ESS2-2
MS. Earth's Systems: MS-ESS2-4
MS. Weather and Climate: MS-ESS3-5