Listening to the Ice (FREE)

by  Kenai Fjords National Park

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What are global warming and climate change? How are they caused, and how they are impacting our planet? A National Park Ranger will use Kenai Fjords National Park as a looking glass through which to observe our planets health. The ranger will engage students with questioning, video content and other techniques in order to broaden their local and global understanding of climate change and leave them with a hopeful attitude about the future of our natural environment.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $0.00
By Request: $0.00


There is no charge for this program.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

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

Minimum participants:


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Primary Disciplines

Leadership, Problem Solving, Sciences Climate Change

Program Delivery Mode

WebExor your organization’s Zoom & Google Meet account

Booking Information

Distance Learning with Kenai Fjords National Park is available Monday-Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm Alaska Standard Time (11:00 am- 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time). Distance Learning programing will resume for the fall season in September 2023.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Kenai Fjords National Park

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel a program. We understand last minute cancellations due to weather closures.

About This Provider

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Seward, AK
United States

Kenai Fjords National Park is a land where mountains and glaciers pour into an ocean teeming with life. The ice age lingers here in the Harding Icefield which works as a thermostat for surrounding terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The Harding is the largest intact icefield contained within the United States and the park is considered a living laboratory for scientists to learn about our changing climate. We hope to bring a part of this Alaskan wilderness in to your classroom and engage students to consider the National Parks as beautiful places that belong to them.

Leah Wold

Program Details


1. The Earth has a fever! Global warming and climate change basics.

2. It's getting hot up here in Alaska. What's happening at Kenai Fjords National Park?

3. Think like a scientist: Why does this matter to you and the rest of the world?

4. What can we do? We are all part of the solution.


Students will:
-gain a basic understanding of global warming and climate change.
-understand the impacts of climate change in Alaska, and how those impacts affect the rest of the world.
-consider local changes in the environment.
-gain a hopeful perspective on how we can all work together as one global community.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS. 5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
NS. 5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
NS. 5-8.6 Personal and Social Perspectives

Next Generation Science Standards:
5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

MS. Weather and Climate:
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.