Teacher Expeditions

2014 Trips


Exploring Prince William Sound
June 10-16, $600


Glaciers and Climate Change in Tracy Arm
June 21-28, $900

Whales of Icy Strait
August 7-12, $1,000



For information about additional  opportunities for teachers, check out our partner Alaska Geographic.



About Teacher Expeditions... 

Earn three professional development (500 level) credits from the University of Alaska Anchorage while exploring Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. Expeditions are led by veteran naturalists with many years of field experience. They are accompanied by outstanding professional guides from several of Southeast Alaska's premier wilderness adventure companies: Above and Beyond Alaska, Spirit Walker Expeditions, Alaska Sea Kayakers and Lazy Otter Charters.

These professional-level courses devote five days or more to field study of the habits of some of the region's most iconic animals as a means to understanding the broader ecology of the area. Opportunities abound to closely observe the behavior and habitat of Alaska's world-renowned animals, deepening the understanding how humans interact with other species and what it takes to keep those relationships healthy. Exploring the American wilderness ideal is an integral part of each course.

In addition to natural history, you will learn the kayaking, hiking and camping skills needed to safely and comfortably travel in wild country. We provide group gear and all meals, and can advise you on personal items you may wish to bring along. 


Watch a clip from one of our previous expeditions at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island. Former local USFS Admiralty Island Wilderness Manager John Neary led educators into brown bear territories on the island.


These expeditions are made possible by the joint efforts of our outstanding partners: Above and Beyond Alaska, Alaska Discovery, Spirit Walker Expeditions, Alaska Geographic Association, USDA Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska Anchorage.