Every Summer, WISE teams up with the BLM Glennallen Field Office and other partners to host events to help families LEARN, GROW, and GET OUTSIDE! These activities are designed for youth, but all ages are welcome. Space is limited! Please sign up in advance. Call (907) 822-3575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org June 1-3 Youth Environmental Summit grades 1-8 learn to be Environmental Superheroes! In partnership with Gakona Village Council www.nvgakona.com/YES2022 (907) 822-5777 June 21 Tolsona Mud Volcanoes Hike 10am & 2pm Tolsona Wilderness Campground, mile 173 Glenn Highway Wear your mud boots and old clothes! 2 mile round trip, rugged trail, fascinating geology June 30 Liberty Falls Trail Hike 10am Mile 23.5 Edgerton Hwy, trailhead is 100 yards west of the campground. Nature journaling and observation skills. 2 mile round trip hike with steep rocky sections. July 5-8 Geology Camp Ages 12-18. Sign up by June 20. We will travel to McCarthy, camp above Kennecott and hike on the Root Glacier. In partnership with Wrangell Mountains Center. July 11-15 Kenny Lake Library Book Camp Aquatic Ecology Days spend an afternoon exploring a local lake or stream! July 19 2pm Moose Creek, Mile 186 Glenn Highway July 20 2pm Lower Tonsina, Mile 21 Edgerton Highway July 21 2pm Gakona Area, Location TBA July 28 Copper Center School Trail Hike and Art Project 1pm Silver Springs Road. August 4 Thompson Pass Hike 11am Mile 26 Richardson Highway. Alpine Ecosystem. August 10 Tonsina River Bluff Trail, 10am Mile 12.3 Edgerton Highway. Nature Journaling and observation.
About Our Name WISE is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with the mission of providing science and environmental education for Alaska's Copper River Valley. Our full name, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, references the nearby Wrangell Mountains, a symbol of the place we serve. Science, Environment, and the word Institute were included to show our educational focus. The happy combination of letters giving the acronym "WISE" was a positive factor in the final selection of the name. WISE has no connection or affiliation with the former BIA school known as Wrangell Institute.
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