Cold Water Coral -- Free

by  Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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Coral Forests of Glacier Bay

Dive deep into the cold, dark waters of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve to
discover a colorful world of cold water corals! Through this distance learning
program, students will learn the differences between tropical corals and cold
water corals, how corals thrive in these dark waters, and the rich diversity of
life that coral ecosystems support. 

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00
Point to Point: $0.00
By Request: $0.00



45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but all students must be able to observe the monitor.

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 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. 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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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.

About This Provider

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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 the fact that corals are living animals.
2. Students will learn how corals can survive in the deep, dark waters of Glacier Bay.
3. Students will observe a variety of creatures that live among the coral ecosystems.
4. Using this information, the students and the ranger will discuss some of the threats to coral reefs and these cold water corals.


By the end of the program, students will be able to:
1. Describe the characteristics of coral
2. Identify three species of wildlife that live in these coral forests
3. List two potential threats to coral reefs

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards Addressed
NS. 5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
NS. 5-8.3 Life Science
NS. 5-8.5 Science and Technology
NS. 5-8.6 Personal and Social Perspectives
NS. 5-8.7 History and Nature of Science

State Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
MS -LS2. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS. Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
MS. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS. Natural Selection and Adaptations