Explore with Alaska Geographic Field Courses

Tek River HikingEach summer Alaska Geographic hosts hands-on educational courses for adults and families around the state. These experiential, science- and art- focused courses are set in Alaska’s wildest classrooms – our spectacular national parks, forests, and refuges. Education offerings range from 30 minutes up to 14 days.

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Our programs immerse participants into Alaska’s natural world, exploring the vast ecosystems and vibrant cultures of the far north. Some courses are specifically designed for teachers, providing tools to connect Alaska’s wilderness to a classroom setting.

chugachnationalforestjpgOur field courses are active learning experiences and custom-designed to explore a unique aspect of Alaska. Some involve hiking between two and five miles, while others are based out of kayaks, charter boats, or the Alaska state ferry. Most meals, lodging, equipment, and transportation are provided. Courses in Denali National Park are offered through the Murie Science and Learning Center. Alaska Geographic courses are offered in partnership with the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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 Many of Alaska Geographic's educational offerings are coordinated in partnership with the National Park Service at the Murie Science and Learning Center at the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve.