Field Courses
Explore Alaska’s Vast Ecosystems and Vibrant Cultures

spotting scope

Explore Alaska’s parks, forests, and refuges with expert instructors, and immerse yourself in the solitude of Alaska’s wilderness. Our small-group courses are led by some of Alaska’s best wildlife biologists, wildflower experts, published authors, and renowned artists. 

Field CampEvery landscape and topic is unique, so each course is custom-designed. Some are based at a rustic field camp, while others use charter boats, tents, or lodges for accommodations. Meals, lodging, equipment, and transportation are provided on most courses. 

These are active learning vacations. Participants must be in good physical condition and ready for some of the challenges of exploring Alaska. Hiking distance and physical fitness levels are described in greater detail for each course.

New!  2016 Winter Field Course

Winter Ecology: Ski and Dogsled Adventure Field Course
February 20-24, 2016
Denali National Park & Preserve

2016 Summer Field Course Schedule
The schedule will be posted on December 15, 2015 on our new field course page at the following link:
Registration for the 2016 field courses will open on January 5, 2016 for Alaska Geographic members and January 6th for non-members.