Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Seas and Watersheds Curriculum

Professional Development

In addition to in-depth experience with Alaska Seas and Watersheds teaching activities, the workshops provide training in science teaching strategies used to develop these materials, including the use of science notebooks, inquiry-based teaching, and place-based teaching that is responsive to Alaska’s diverse cultures. Workshop formats include an introductory presentation at a school or district in-services (1 – 3 hours) or an on-site workshop that provides an opportunity for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Alaska. To request a workshop, contact Dawn Montano (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Assistance with Curriculum Development

We can help you integrate Alaska Seas and Watersheds investigations and units into your school district curriculum framework in the areas of science and literacy.

Get Your Feet Wet!

April 1 - May 31, 2017

Celebrate and share your local event with other Alaskan teachers and students! Registration for classes who will go on field trips in 2017 will open on March 1. Register here.

  • 62 teachers registered their field trips for more than 1400 students to beaches, streams, ponds, and wetlands in spring, 2016.
  • Students in Chickaloon, Cordova, and St. Paul completed stewardship projects in 2016 and joined the Alaska Sea Grant Honor Roll.

Alaska Seas and Watersheds teaching resources and activity ideas for all grade levels are available.

Professional Development

Alaska Sea Grant professional development workshops are a free-of-charge opportunity for Alaska K-8 teachers and informal educators to learn about our award-winning, Alaska-relevant curriculum materials and other educational resources.

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Grants to Alaska Schools

Alaska Sea Grant provides three-year grants to Alaska schools to encourage school-wide use of the Alaska Seas and Watersheds (ASW) curriculum and place-based, hands-on education that increases marine literacy. School districts awarded grants include: Anchorage, Dillingham, Yakutat, Petersburg, Unalaska, Cordova, Juneau, the Southeast Island School District, Chugach School District, and the Kenai Peninsula School Districts (for schools in Homer, Ninilchik, Kachemak Selo, and Razdolna).

anchoragewetlandsStudents explore and collect data in Westchester Lagoon, the outlet to Chester Creek. Alaska Sea Grant funds support a watershed education field trip program for more than 250 Anchorage School District students.
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Photographs courtesy of Reid Brewer, Verena Gill, Heloise Chenelot, Stephen Trumble, and David Menke.

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: Learn more about UA's notice of nondiscrimination.