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Come and run with The Prep in Alaska

Trip Dates: Summer of 2021.  (6/29 - 7/4)  Open to all Prep students.  Student must pre register with trip moderator.  All students must be approved by the following;  finance office, Dean, medical office, guidance and academics.  Cost: #3,199.00/student. $3,705.00/adult.  until April 3 2020.  Deposit fee (non-refundable) is $49.00.  Visit www.worldstrides.com  link below.



Please watch and enjoy this 4 minute Worldstrides© video on Alaska.  https://worldstrides.com/itineraries/ultimate-alaska/


  Experience America's last frontier  

                      

 

Take students to Alaska for a hands-on learning experience on our Ultimate Alaska program. Arrive in Anchorage and observe a variety of birds at Potter Marsh. Explore Denali National Park for wildlife sightings, then head to Seward to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

This itinerary is designed to incorporate all elements of STEM learning.  As you read through the day-by-day itinerary, pay particular attention to those activities designated with an S, T, E, or M as those have special emphasis on that area of study. 


                                                  Day 1 :                                                                          Welcome to Alaska! 

                                                                                                                                      

                - Arrive in Anchorage:                Meet your WorldStrides representative and begin your once-in-a-lifetime experience!                

                - Orientation Tour of Anchorage:                (Time Permitting)                

                - Potter Marsh: Visit Potter Marsh, just outside of Anchorage along the Seward Highway. You'll enjoy a stop at the southern-most point in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Walk the boardwalk that extends 1,500-feet into marsh giving you easy access to a see a variety of birds including Canadian Geese, canvasback ducks, northern pintails, and even eagles nesting at the base of the bluffs.                

                - Dinner and Hotel Check-in:                                

                - Overnight in Anchorage:                                

                                                                                                                 Anchorage                                  

                                                  Day 2 :                                                                          Discover Incredible Landscapes 

                                                                                                                                      

                - Breakfast and Hotel Check-out:                                

                - Transfer to the Anchorage Rail Depot:                Board a train for your journey north to Wasilla.                

                - Happy Trail Kennels: Meet a local Musher and Iditarod Sled Dogs - meet dogs that have run the Last Great Race and future Iditarod dogs.                

                - Lunch:                                

                - Travel to Denali National Park:                Stop in route for picturesque landscapes and incredible wildlife viewing.                

                - Denali Presentation: Learn about the allure of this incredible mountain and hear real-life stories from those who have braved its summit.                

                - Dinner and Hotel Check-in:                                

                - Overnight in Healy:                                

                                                                                                                  Happy Trails Kennels

                                                  Day 3 :                                                                          Explore Denali National Park 

                                                                                                                                      

                - Breakfast:                                

                - Murie Excursion in Denali National Park: Travel deep inside the park on a day-long journey. You'll have access to both a driver guide and a naturalist, who will share stories about the influential figures and natural biologists who have helped to preserve this incredible landscape.                

                - Lunch:                                

                - Hike on the Tundra:                Venture off the bus for a hike on the tundra and be sure to have your camera ready to take pictures of the The Big Five – caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, and wolves.                

                - Denali Mountain:                Weather permitting, you'll stop along to see Denali Mountain, the tallest peak in North America.                

                - Dinner:                                

                - Overnight in Healy:                                

                                                                                                                     Denali National Park

                                                  Day 4 :                                                                          Journey to Seward, Alaska 

                                                                                                                                      

                - Breakfast and Hotel Check-out:                                

                - Travel from Denali to Anchorage, Alaska:                                

                - Lunch:                                

                - Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: This organization is dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife by taking in injured and orphaned animals. Watch animals display their natural behaviors in the center’s spacious enclosures.                

                - Depart:                                

                - Dinner and Hotel Check-in:                                

                - Overnight in Seward:                                

                                                                                                                   Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

                                                  Day 5 :                                                                          Take Part in Marine Life Observations 

                                                                                                                                      

                - Breakfast:                                

                - Hike to Exit Glacier: Take a hike to the tongue of Exit Glacier. See where the Harding Icefield meets the Resurrection River while discussing glaciology, erosion, and the impact of katabatic winds.                

                - Kenai Fjords National Park: Explore by boat to view orcas, humpback whales, stellar sea lions, puffins, sea otters and brown bears in route to a tidewater glacier. As you see the glaciers and the landscape surrounding them, you’ll gain a better understanding – and appreciation – for the impact of glacier erosion and glacial rebound. Lunch will be provided on the boat.                

                - Dinner:                                

                - Overnight in Seward:                                

                                                                                                              Exit Glacier Kenai Fjords National Park

                                                  Day 6 :                                                                          Depart for Home 

                                                                                                                                      

                - Breakfast:                                

                - Hotel Check-out:                                

                - Depart Seward for Anchorage:

            

                - Alaska Sealife Center: Built through funds from the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, this 115,000 square foot facility is a world-class marine research and rehabilitation center, and the only cold water research facility in North America. You'll learn from scientists about the rich ecosystem of the Bering Sea, understand the work being done to protect the endangered sea lions, and discover the many secrets of the harbor seals that call Resurrection Bay home.                

                - Visit Begich Boggs Visitor Center: The visitor's center is built on the terminal moraine left by Portage Glacier. Explore interactive exhibits about the Chugach National Forest, America's second largest single national forest. (time permitting)

                - Lunch:                                

                - Downtown Anchorage:                (time permitting)                

                - Board an overnight flight home: