Imagine the discoveries you will make as you explore Alaska’s natural world! The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center (CCSC) offers dynamic field trips for K-12 students, homeschool groups, and other youth groups—field trips that bring learning and science to life and help youth connect with nature. CCSC offers a variety of program topics. You will indicate your group’s grade and program topic choice in the text field for grade when you check out. Maximum group size of 45 students per day. Programs are three-hours or six-hours in length, and include time for a lunch break. Times for three-hour programs are flexible and will fit within the time frame for ASD Activity buses. If you would like a six-hour program ($24/student), please book the three-hour 10am time slot on your preferred date and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. If you would like a shorter program (1.5 or 2 hours long), please email us at email@example.com.
All CCSC programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and science content standards for Alaska. Programs are fully accessible. Notify CCSC in advance of any special needs or requirements for your group. An all-terrain and snow-capable wheelchair is available for participants with mobility impairments.
Nature-based education increases student achievement in science, mathematics, and reading. It also improves student motivation, lifelong learning skills, career preparation, and attitudes of respect and responsibility. At Campbell Creek Science Center, everyone is a scientist. Let us guide your journey! All CCSC’s place-based field trips give youth hands-on learning experiences with the natural world. Here, they will be immersed in nature, complete with quiet forest and rippling creek!
Program Topic Options (3-hours long only):
K – 3rd | A Seed’s Journey | Fall, Spring, Summer
K – 3rd | Alaska Animals | All Year
K – 3rd | Sensational Senses | All Year
2nd– 3rd | Plant Explorers | Fall, Spring, Summer
4th – 6th | Dynamic Earth | All Year
Program Topic Options (3 or 6-hours long):
4th– 6th | Healthy Watersheds | Fall, Spring, Summer
4th– 6th | Forest Ecosystems | Fall, Spring, Summer
4th – 12th | Team Building | All Year
4th – 12th | Outdoor Survival Skills | All Year
Visit our website to learn more about these program options.
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Please specify your group’s grade and program topic choice in the open-text field for "grade" when booking. An instructor will reach out with more specific questions about your educational needs.
There is a lunch break and room to eat lunch in the Campbell Creek Science Center. Please plan on students bringing a lunch or providing school sack lunches for students.
All programs require a minimum of 10 students and have a maximum of 60 students unless specific arrangements have been made ahead of time.
Most of this program will take place outside. Students and chaperones should dress for being outdoors in a place 10 degrees colder than the rest of Anchorage.
Teachers are responsible for arranging transportation to the Science Center through their Administrative Assistant.
Notify us in advance of any special needs or requirements for your group. An all-terrain wheelchair is available for participants with mobility impairments.
CCSC requires that you bring a minimum of one chaperone per 15 students for your field trip. However, chaperones do not need tickets to attend your field trip to CCSC; please do not enter any tickets for chaperones.
Please keep in mind the Campbell Creek Science Center is home to many types of wildlife, including moose and bears. Always pay attention for wild animals, give them lots of space, and practice “bear aware” techniques (e.g., travel in groups, make noise, etc.).
When arriving at the Science Center, please park in the main parking lot and follow the signs toward the main entrance.
At CCSC, we follow COVID-19 safety protocols for Federal Facilities. Students who feel unwell or exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 should not attend the field trip. If community spread level is low/medium, individuals are not required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. If community spread level is high, individuals are required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. CCSC staff will be in contact with information regarding masking requirements prior to your field trip.