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AK Coastal Studies- Learn about our upcoming field trip

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AK Coastal Studies- Learn about our upcoming field trip

We invite you to join us for an informational meeting about our upcoming field trip to the Peterson Bay Field Station. We will discuss logistics, preparatory classes and more…Please review the field trip info below and come with questions. We are excited to offer this immersive science experience to MSCS students! Note: this field trip is designed for grades 4th – 12th.
Can’t make the info meeting? Please click here if you would like to add your student(s) to the field trip roster. I will contact you after you submit your entry to this field trip.
Field Trip Description:
Few places in the world have as rich a living laboratory as the Peterson Bay Field Station on the south shore of Kachemak Bay. The rich intertidal areas of Peterson & China Poot Bays are known for the diversity of life exposed by extreme tides and are a short distance from the front door. Trails wind through the coastal forest at the back door.
The Peterson Bay Field Station has three rooms downstairs- a central room, a mud room and a kitchen. The central room is used for classroom discussions and quiet time.  All meals are served and eaten in this room. A wrap around deck has two shallow observation touch tanks with flowing salt water stocked with a variety of marine life to explore. Our bunks will be in cozy, heated yurts surrounding the Field Station. Our group will have 2 full time naturalist guides leading hands on science lessons in this immersive field trip. This trip will be chaperoned by 3 MSCS staff / instructors. Staff chaperones include Gena Chastain, Nathan Chud and school nurse, Joani Welch.
Preparatory Class schedule: April 29th, May 6th, 13th & 20th 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Dates: Peterson Bay Field Trip (AK Coastal Studies), May 22nd – May 24th
Click here to view the Sample 3 Day Itinerary
Click here to view the Curriculum Framework students will learn during  this immersive science experience

Student Cost: $327 per student. Cost includes transportation, meals, and lodging. (this price will be deducted from the students allotment) 

Parent Cost:$170. Cost includes transportation, meals and lodging. Due to limited slots available we can only have 4 parents join us on this trip. Parents must pay 3 weeks prior to the field trip by cash, credit or debit cards to Henry Henson, MSCS accountant.


February 8
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Gena Chastain


Mat Su Central School
600 E Railroad Ave #6
Wasilla, AK 99654
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907- 352-7450