Alaskan EdVenture: Sea Kayaking Wildlife Expedition

Are you interested in wildlife and conservation? Do you love traveling and exploring new places? Would you like to get some hands-on experience in field research techniques, and explore ecological issues in one of the wildest places in the country?

Join a group of fellow high school students, a Zoo professional, and guides from Wilderness Inquiry for a sea kayaking adventure in Alaska! With a small group, and an itinerary personalized for the Minnesota Zoo and focused on wildlife, we’ll visit Anchorage, Whittier, and the Prince William Sound. You’ll learn and master sea kayaking techniques and safety, and you’ll see animals in the wild, like sea otters, seals, and whales.  You’ll travel by train through the mountains, learn to fish for salmon, paddle your sea kayak through fjords and past glaciers, and visit seabird rookeries. Whether you’re a prospective field biologist or just want an amazing summer adventure, this trip is for you.

Date: July 15-July 22, 2018
Age: 14-18; those students entering 9th grade through 2018 high school graduates
Cost: $2500 per student, plus round-trip airfare and baggage fees
Deposit:  A $500 deposit is due at time of online registration. Final payment is due by May 1, 2018.

How to Register

Register Online

Registration Deadline: April 14, 2018

Accessibility and Experience: Previous wilderness experience and/or paddling experience is recommended. Though not technically difficult, this trip can be physically challenging. This trip is well suited for people with mobility impairments.

We will purchase flights as a group through the state travel agency once the trip is full, to ensure that everyone travels together on the same flights. The flight total will be added to your balance online.

If you would like more information on this trip, or to be placed on the interested list for any future trips, please e-mail Liz Dengate at liz.e.dengate@state.mn.us.

Cancellation policy for this trip:
Cancellation Policy for the Teen Alaska Travel EdVenture 2018:If you cancel…
Before March 1st: Full refund of land cost minus a $100 transaction fee
Between March 1st and May 1st, 2018:  50% refund of land cost
After May 1st, 2018: No refund
(*Any flight payments are not refunded)