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Wasilla, AK 99654


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AK Coastal Studies Field Trip

May 22 - May 24


AK Coastal Studies

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 Joanie Welch.
Preparatory Class schedule: April 30th, May 6th, 13th & 20th 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Click here to view the Peterson Bay Field Trip 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. Parents who wish to attend this field trip must also complete the overnight chaperone agreement. Follow the link to download this agreement: Overnight Chaperone / Volunteer Agreement

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May 22
May 24


Gena Chastain


Mat-Su Central School
600 E. Railroad Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654 United States
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