Thursday, July 28, 1pm Copper Center School Trail Hike and Art Project, Silver Springs Road. Enjoy an easy hike and finish with a watercolor picture of the Aspen Forest.
Thursday, August 4, 11am, Thompson Pass Hike, Mile 26 Richardson Highway. Enjoy a scenic hike in the Chugach Mountains while learning about and identifying flowers in the alpine ecosystem.
Wednesday, August 10, 10am Tonsina River Trail, Mile 12.3 Edgerton Highway. This sweet trail is a great place to identify wildflowers, then enjoy gorgeous views from the Tonsina Bluff.
WISE works with the US Bureau of Land Management Glennallen Field Office to lead a series of youth-centered hikes each summer in the Copper River Basin. Boreal forest, mountains, rivers, kettle lakes, mud volcanoes, and waterfalls provide the backdrop for engaging activities and lessons on Leave No Trace principles and environmental science.
These activities are geared towards youth, but all ages are welcome.
For day hikes, all participants should be prepared with a day pack, sturdy hiking shoes, raincoat, warm layers, lunch/snacks, water bottle, and any medications or first aid needs. You may also want a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellant. For camps, participants will be sent a “what-to-bring list,” and there will be loaner gear available.
COVID19 Risk Management for Summer Hikes
Our first priority is the safety of our staff and program participants. Here are the procedures we will be following, and what we will be requesting of our participants. Working together, we can help keep everyone safe while learning and adventuring outdoors.
What to Bring for Hikes and Day Camps