Chugach Children’s Forest Expedition

The field blogs from the Chugach Children’s Forest Expedition Series have arrived! As part of a partnership between Alaska Geographic and the Chugach National Forest, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, this pilot trip offered an opportunity for nine teens from Southcentral Alaska to share stories and document their national forest while living on a boat for eight days in the Prince William Sound.  Bloggers found themselves discovering anIMG_0304.JPG Alaska quite different from the urban Alaskan communities they were used to as they mingled with humpback whales and calving glaciers.

Join theses explorers as they map their way through the Sound and discover the wildlife, landscapes, and stories of the Chugach National Forest; we will share a selection of student posts over three days on the blog.

Photo credit:  Melissa Goslin

June 19 2009

Mallard Bay: Jake

This trip has been amazing. During the camping I loved the walks that we went on. The people are so nice and generous. I really liked the ice worm safari. Yesterday I encouraged part of DSC05894.JPGthe group to hike up this mountain. When you get to the top you feel so amazing that you didn’t give up on yourself and you pushed yourself to finish. After we got back to the boat we all changed and jumped into the water to cool off. Then I went kayaking in the freezing cooled water. I found an island that I went onto. Before we anchored up we saw a hump back whale. It was so awesome. I got to see it breech out of the water.

Photo credit:  Cory Glasen


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