Sea Ice Secure

Episode of the film series Tied to the Land: Voices From Northwest Alaska filmed and edited by Sarah Betcher, 2015. This video showcases ways in which local people are seeking adaptive ways to go about their subsistence way of life in the wake of rapid change in sea ice conditions.

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Measuring Beach Profiles

Students learn how to measure a beach profile and calculate the slope of the beach. With repeated measurements, they calcuate the rates of erosion. Recommendations are provided for building needed equipment out of inexpensive materials that are available in Alaska rural communities.

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Moving Meshik

An account of an erosion research project near Port Heiden that explains erosion procesess related to volcanic soil type and loss of buffering by sea ice. The community has lost protected boat launch areas but has responded by moving buildings from Meshik, the “old village” inland to the new village location. 9 mins.

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Our Changing World unit

A series of five Alaska Seas and Watersheds investigations included in the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (C.L.E.A.N.) Collection. Students explore different impacts of climate change on arctic sea and the Bering Sea ecosystem and on glacial ice, model changes in landscapes and read a case study about how changes in a glacial watershed…

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FISH2SCHOOLS: A Guide to Serving Local Fish in Alaska School Cafeterias

The Alaska Fish to Schools program – on-going in Cordova,Dilingham, and Sitka – brings donations from local fishermen to schools. This resource guide provides information on how to get fish into your school, funding opportunities, and case studies on existing programs. It will detail the steps Sitka took to develop its program with the hope…

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Greenhouse Lesson

The principles behind greenhouses and how to make greenhouses made from salad containers.

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