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Our Wild Neighbors in Alaska
 
Two people stand at a booth with furs and horns.
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In summer, join us at our information booth.

 Our Wild Neighbors is a guide for teachers that includes activities, helpful definitions, and information on Alaskan native and endangered species and the biology topics related to them. 

Topics include: taxonomy, adaptations, habitat, ecosystems, biodiversity, endangered and extinct animals, and what you can do to help conserve ecosystems, biodiversity, and animal populations

Check out Our Wild Neighbors at the links below!



From pygmy shrews that weigh less than a penny to gray whales that weigh 16-45 tons, Alaska is the Last Frontier for animals as well as people. Our Wild Neighbors is a free educational resource book with lots of fun activities about Alaska's animals. You can also have fun with the interactive flash activities offered on this website. Enjoy learning about Our Wild Neighbors in Alaska!



Our Wild Neighbors iBook Cover: depicts a cartoon scene with ranger, child, eagle, salmon, and rabbit in a forested mountain vista.
Cameron Sanders et al/NPS

Click HERE for fun interactive activities all about Alaska's animals

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Download the resource book as a 1.5meg pdf at http://alaskacenters.gov/upload/Our-Wild-Neighbors-An-Educational-Resource-Book.pdf



 



Our Wild Neighbors Cover Our Wild Neighbors Sample Page Our Wild Neighbors Sample Page


 
Three small metal fishing boats with green canvas awnings are mored on the banks of the Yukon River. Did You Know?
So much silt is suspended in the Yukon River that it creates an incessant, loud noise as it hits watercraft, especially aluminum boats and canoes, that can be heard from over thirty feet away!