Content: Alaska-based

Here, you will find resources and organizations that address concepts and ideas specific to Alaska and the Arctic (like the Alaska Department of Fish and Game).

Title URL Information
Science for Alaska Lecture Series https://www.gi.alaska.edu
/events/science-alaska-
lecture-series
The University of Alaska Geophysical Institute hosts free public science talks that can be streamed from this website. In addition to archived past talks, you can register for upcoming talks on this website. Grade level 9–12+
Birding in Nome https://www.alaska.org
/guide/birding-locations
-in-nome#Birding
%20in%20Town
This Alaska.org webpage is dedicated to birding in Nome. It includes points of interest and a map where it is common to bird in Nome. It discusses the best time for birding in Nome, things to know about birding in Nome, and gives advice for exploring guided options. Grade level K–12
Aurorasaurus https://www.aurora
saurus.org/
Use this website to learn more about aurora and to participate in citizen-science tracking of when and where aurora can be seen. Website includes an estimate of when and where aurora can be seen on particular dates. Grade level K–12
Deep Ocean Education Project https://deepocean
education.org/
This resource hub provides access to ocean-themed learning for educators and students alike. In the Arctic-themed resources, there are short articles on topics such as Arctic biodiversity, landscapes, ice coring and microbes, denizens of the deep, sea ice, and fishing. The website includes both short articles and short videos that could be used in lessons. Grade level K–12
World Wildlife Federation: “Arctic Lesson Plans” https://wwf.panda.org/
discover/knowledge_hub/teacher_resources/lesson_plans/
This website includes math and science lesson plans that center on the Arctic. Math lessons help students understand and represent data presented in bar and pie charts, recognize 3D shapes, and understand the properties of the number 6 (hexagon, tessellation). The science lessons relate to the math lessons, with a focus on food chains. Lessons are designed for students aged 8–11.
Earth Science Week: “Sea Ice and Salinity” https://www.earth
sciweek.org/
classroom-activities/
sea-and-ice-salinity
This website hosts a lesson plan originally designed by the NASA Aquarius Mission and the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The lesson teaches students about sea ice and the effects of salinity on its formation.
Alaska Science Pod https://alaskasciencepod.
buzzsprout.com/
Alaska Science Pod is a podcast hosted by science writer Ned Rozell, who has been writing the weekly the Alaska Science Forum for over 25 years. Each podcast ranges from approximately 30-60 minutes. New episodes drop the first Tuesday of the month. Grade level 9–12
Alaska Science Forum https://www.gi.alaska.edu/
alaska-science-forum
This weekly column, published by UAF’s Geophysical Institute, covers important Alaska issues, including arctic geology, animals, sea ice. Use the articles as a quick way to capture student’s interest into a larger study unit. Grade level 9–12
Norton Sound - Fisheries Research and Development (NSEDC)  https://www.nsedc.com/
fisheries/fisheries-research
-development/
This webpage is part of the NSEDC website. It has links to all the fish, water  and reserach projects in the local area. A large focus is on salmon and the work to build and maintain a sustainable  salmon population. Projects also include crab, herring and cod. 
National Geographic: “Life in the Arctic Exploration” https://www.national
geographic.com/travel
/slideshow/life-in-
arctic-exploration-culture#close
Slide show with images of the Arctic. Access to the slides requires subscription.
National Snow & Ice Data Center: “All About Arctic Climatology and Meteorology: Arctic People” https://nsidc.org/learn Website provides a basic history about living in the Arctic. Other pages on the website include information about the cryosphere, glaciers, snow, sea ice, and climatology.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: “Can the Ocean Freeze?” https://oceanservice.
noaa.gov/facts/oceanfreeze.html
This short page details information about sea ice.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game: “Chinook Salmon” https://www.adfg.alaska
.gov/index.cfm?adfg=
chinook.printerfriendly
This webpage discusses chinook salmon—general description, habitat, life history, etc.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game:  “Chum Salmon”  https://www.adfg.alaska.
gov/index.cfm?adfg=
chumsalmon.main
This webpage discusses chum salmon—general description, habitat, life history, etc. 
Alaska Department of Fish & Game:  “Coho Salmon”  https://www.adfg.alaska.
gov/index.cfm?adfg=
cohosalmon.main
This webpage discusses coho salmon—general description, habitat, life history, etc. 
Alaska Department of Fish & Game: “Pink Salmon”  https://www.adfg.alaska.
gov/index.cfm?adfg=
pinksalmon.main
This webpage discusses pink salmon—general description, habitat, life history, etc. 
Alaska Department of Fish & Game: “Sockeye Salmon”  https://www.adfg.alaska.
gov/index.cfm?adfg=
sockeyesalmon.main
This webpage discusses sockeye salmon—general description, habitat, life history, etc.
Bering Sea Gold (reality show in Nome)  https://www.imdb.com
/title/tt2182427/
The gold rush in Alaska isn't confined to the state's precious ground. It's taking place on the sea ... or more accurately, on the bottom of the frigid Bering Sea. This series follows four gold dredges and their eccentric and driven crews who risk their lives to find as much gold as possible before winter sets in and it's too dangerous to dive.
Life Below Zero                (reality TV show in AK & the Arctic)  https://www.national
geographic.com/tv/
shows/life-below-zero
This reality show has 18 seasons. This series takes viewers deep into an Alaskan winter to meet tough, resilient residents as they try to stay one step ahead of storms and man-eating beasts to survive the season. When the closest neighbour is more than 300 miles away, these Alaskans subsist solely on what is hunted and foraged. While this may be laughable for students it can also be used as an entry point to different concepts. 
Arctic Sink Holes - NOVA Video  https://www.pbs.org/video
/arctic-sinkholes-9jwenj/
In Alaska, a huge lake erupts with bubbles of inflammable gas. Scientists are discovering that these mystifying phenomena add up to a ticking time bomb, as long-frozen permafrost melts and releases vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Roam Nome - Bird Guide https://roam-nome.business.
site/#summary
Carol Gales is a local guide focused on orinthology. She could be an excellent classroom resource or field trip. She operates in winter and summer. 
AK Energy Smart - Increasing Energy Literacy in Alaskans  https://akenergysmart.org/ AK EnergySmart is a free curriculum resource designed to give Alaskan youth an understanding of the high economic and environmental costs of power generation and the importance of conserving energy at home and school