We support educational activities for students, teachers, and the community at large.
Use our middle school food web lesson plan for your educational needs and learn how to integrate our interactive learning tools and virtual field trip into your programming.
You can also access a collection of educational resources that will help students of all ages learn more about the Northern Gulf of Alaska ecosystem.
Explore the food web of the Northern Gulf of Alaska on our virtual field trip.
You’ll learn about how organisms depend on (and eat!) each other, and see if you could survive as a copepod or jellyfish in our video game.
Undergraduate students can connect with researchers working in the field and graduate students can find research opportunities through our REU program.
About the Gulf of Alaska
The Gulf of Alaska is a large body of water north of the Pacific Ocean and contained on the northern boundary by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska. It stretches from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found.
Many ecosystems thrive in this body of water and include life as varied as deep water corals to sharks and whales.
Research Experience for Teachers at Sea (RET)
Apply to participate in NGA LTER science activities while sailing with researchers on our periodic cruises.
Not only will you get to participate in research activities, but you can also share the experience with your students and children around the world through blogs (web-based logs) and videos.