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 and courses 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. To request professional development instruction, 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.

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Get Your Feet Wet


Take your students on a field trip to your local beach, stream, pond, lake, or wetlands during fall or spring!  

Alaska Seas and Watersheds teaching resources and activity ideas for field trips and stewardship projects are available for all grade levels along with new NGSS-aligned lesson plans and units for field trips and the use of drones and submersibles to collect environmental data.

Teach about the Gulf of Alaska Marine Ecosystem!

See the collection of teaching resources for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research Project area and a link to resources. Every year, K-12 educators will be selected as participants in the NOAA Teacher-at-Sea program on the LTER research cruises in May, July, and September. The application period is usually November 1-30 for the following field season. For more information or to download an application, go to the NOAA Teacher at Sea website.

Professional Development

Alaska Sea Grant provides professional development in a variety of formats. Onsite in-service presentations and workshops are provided free-of-charge as an opportunity for Alaska K-8 teachers and informal educators to learn about our award-winning, Alaska-relevant curriculum materials and other educational resources.  Graduate-level courses can also be provided for the cost of Continuing Education Credits through the University of Alaska.

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 Resources for Teaching About Climate Change Impacts and Other Coastal Hazards

Search for Alaska Sea Grant and other Alaska-relevant NGSS-aligned lesson plans, teacher background articles, readings, videos, citizen science opportunities and other educational resources on climate change impacts and other coastal hazard topics.

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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.