For the third time, the Steve Spangler team and award-winning naturalists explored the inside passage of Alaska. The group, along with teachers and science enthusiasts boarded a Holland America cruise ship earlier this week for a special Science at Sea excursion.
Alaska is known for its spectacular scenery, glaciers, mountains, untamed wilderness and vast wildlife populations. Science abounds in the largest U.S. state. Cut Alaska in half, and each half is still larger than Texas.
The state not only boasts the biggest land size, but also holds the smallest population of the 50 states. Only 650,000 people call Alaska home. Twice as many tourists visit every year.
Courtesy: Google Maps
Alaska contains more coastline, more lakes, more streams and rivers, more National Parks, more wildlife refuges, more natural resources, more forests, more glaciers and more wildlife than any other state in America. Seventeen of North America’s twenty highest mountains, including the tallest, Denali at over 20,000 feet, are found in Alaska. It is also home to the largest National Forest and largest National
Spangler Seminars heads out to sea for the third time in June 2013 for Science at Sea in Alaska. Come aboard Holland America with our award-winning naturalist and Steve Spangler to explore the inside passage of Alaska. Travel to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Ketchikan and Tracy Arm while experiencing one of a kind excursions and lectures only available to Science at Sea participants.
The roundtrip leaves from Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 22, 2013 and returns on June 30, 2013.
This trip isn’t just for teachers – it’s for anyone who wants to learn more about the geography, history, wildlife and more. This is an educational experience of a lifetime, so bring your children, your friends, significant others and extended family. This is a family affair.
To come along with us on this special interactive and educational trip, you need to register in two places. First, register for Science at Sea on our website. Our Science at Sea seminars and naturalist-led excursions are unique and are only for our group. You will also get a special pre-cruise kickoff class with Steve
Our staff along with almost 100 teachers just returned from an amazing hands-on learning experience on a cruise to Alaska.
Great teachers will go to extreme measures to get kids excited about learning, but how do you get teachers excited about teaching? You put them on a cruise ship in the middle of southeast Alaska for Science at Sea.
The cruise immerses the teachers in the environment, culture and the science of Alaska.
It’s a seven-day program where teachers across the country meet with the best naturalists in Alaska to learn about ecosystems, wildlife and how we effect the world we live in. The teacher take that experience back to the classroom.
The best teachers take time during their summer break to learn and prepare for the next school year. What has your teacher been up to this summer?
In July, my team of naturalists and I will lead a group of about 120 science enthusiasts on an educational cruise to Alaska. Our Science at Sea 2009 cruise was sold out and this year we’ve added more space and taken our custom shore excursions to a whole new level.
I wanted to offer free registration for our second Science at Sea trip to a Facebook fan who could tell us why they wanted to join us on the coolest field trip ever this summer.
Contestants had to submit a video giving us a creative look at why they should win the free registration. After much deliberation, five pots of coffee, and two breaks to go out into the parking lot and blow something up, the judges have decided to announce three winners…
We are packing our bags and setting sail for Alaska and Science at Sea this July. And we want you to join us for FREE.
Enter the Coolest Field Trip Ever Contest to win registration to Science at Sea 2011. This covers the cost of all our customized shore excursions in each port, ground transportation, six onboard seminars with our naturalists, Steve Spangler’s pre-cruise kick-off workshop in Seattle on July 16 and a few surprises that are part of the Spangler experience. You will be responsible for booking your own cabin on Holland America and airfare.
The deadline to post your video on our Facebook page is February 16, 2011. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on February 25, 2011.
It’s Easy to Enter…
Open your calendar and clear the dates of July 16-24, 2011.
Buy a few sweaters.
Make a 1-2 minute video telling us why you should win a free registration to Science at Sea 2011.