Camps and Internships
Discovery Southeast is a hands-on nature education program for southeast Alaskans. Discovery Southeast has year round activities. The Outdoor Explorers program hosts week-long summer day camps for ages 7-12, where students explore the flora and fauna of Juneau’s trail and beaches. In addition to hikes and explorations, students participate in role-play games, art projects and age-appropriate outdoor presentations by local experts of the natural history of Southeast Alaska. Discovery Days is a similar program for children ages 7-12, but is offered throughout the school year when students are out of school during Teacher In-service Days, holidays and seasonal school breaks. Early Dismissal Mondays is a two hour program offered at the seven Juneau elementary schools on Mondays when school is dismissed early. The majority of the two hours will be spent in the outdoor classroom.
Discovery Southeast also offers a Naturalist in Residence Program called Nature Studies for Juneau students in grades 3-5 with seasonally appropriate lessons in forest and watershed ecology, wildlife studies, forest succession and many other subjects.
Professional development classes for teachers are also offered in a variety of southeast locations. These courses devote five days to field study of the habits of some of the region’s most iconic animals as the key to understanding the broader ecology of the area.
2013 Discovery Days: January 22, February 14, 15, 19, and March 18-22, 2013
2013 Outdoor Explorers dates: Week long camp sessions from June 11-August 10, 2013
For more information about these and other programs, visit: http://www.discoverysoutheast.org/ or call (907) 463-1500.
This page was last updated by Janice Troyer on January 30, 2013