Program Details

The School’s six-week kayak expeditions include two university-level courses, one science-based and a second policy-based. While in the field, we experience the cause and effect of natural history and ecology and land management decisions hand-in-hand, wi
Location:
Anchorage, United States; Wrangell, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Tatoosh School is a not for profit field school with offices in Portland, Oregon and classrooms in the towns, oceans, and forests of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It is the school’s mission to foster first-hand learning about the ecology and environmental policy of Southeast Alaska. Tatoosh School students achieve a hands-on understanding of natural history, geography, policy, and community through extended kayak expeditions. University-level instruction focuses on the development of a sense of place and passion for civic engagement, and a sound knowledge of Alaska’s ecology. Students leave empowered to explore their surroundings with wide-eyed curiosity and reach out as active and informed citizens.

The School’s six-week kayak expeditions include two university-level courses, one science-based and a second policy-based. While in the field, we experience the cause and effect of natural history and ecology and land management decisions hand-in-hand, with curricula woven together in a balanced way. Contact us if you would like to receive full syllabi for these courses.

$5,500
Setting Description:
Traveling by sea kayak through the islands that make up Southeast’s Alexander Archipelago provides students with the opportunity to build outdoor leadership and technical skills. Rigorous lectures and assignments delve into topics ranging from island biogeography to contemporary timber management. Innovative curricula teach scientific curiosity and civic engagement in ways that students can take home and practice, building a six-week field course into a lifelong passion for wild learning.

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