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. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call the WISE office at 822-3575 at least a day in advance to sign up for hikes, so we can plan a safe experience for all. Limited transportation is available, please request a ride when you call and we will work out the details.
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.