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Alaska: Biomes of the North

from Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

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The National Park Service protects millions of acres of public lands in northern Alaska. These lands are part of the tundra and  boreal forest (taiga) biomes. In this program, students will learn about these biomes with examples from two wild, remote national park units: Gates of the Arctic and Yukon-Charley Rivers. A National Park Service Ranger will present an overview of non-living factors that influence these extreme biomes and the
living things that call them home. This program was designed for grades 5-8, but can be used as a supplement for high school programs as well. It is best suited for students who have already been introduced to biomes in the classroom.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $0.00


Free Program


Pre-lesson activity takes about 1 class period. Online program runs about 50-60 minutes.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

One class (approximately 30) to facilitate discussion with presenter

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

2017-2018 academic year programs are available beginning October 6, 2017 Programs are available 8am - 4pm Alaska Time.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Fairbanks, Alaska
United States

Are you interested in learning more about interior Alaska's extreme environment and the plants and animals that thrive there? Do you wish that you could bring your class to learn first hand but you are too far away? The Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information center along with Yukon-Charley National Preserve and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve have created free, interactive classroom presentations that your students can participate in using Zoom on the internet that bring a bit of Alaska into your classroom

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Program Details


1. Introduction to the National Park Service
2. Introduction to Alaska
3. Boreal Forest discussion
4. Arctic Tundra discussion
5. Wrap-up
6. Questions and answers


Students will be able to:

1. Define biome.
2. Name the two biomes of northern Alaska.
3. Describe 2 or more non-living factors that affect the boreal forest and the tundra.
4. List 4 animals that live in the boreal forest and the tundra.
5. Explain one reason that these biomes are important to them.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1 -- Speaking and ListeningCommon Core Standard:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.5.SL.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS2-1 - Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4 - Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

MS-LS2-2 - Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

State Standards