24149
Alaska

Wild About Alaska: Glaciers & Wildlife With Your Grandchild

Alongside your grandchild, explore Alaska by foot, train, raft, dog sled and boat to get up close to towering glaciers and awesome wildlife, and enjoy a sleepover at the SeaLife Center!
Program No. 24149RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,699

At a Glance

Picture it: Floating down a clear river past jaw-dropping glaciers. Snoozing next to playful seals during a sleepover at the SeaLife Center. Smiling from ear to ear while excited Huskies pull you and your grandchild through the wilderness. During one unforgettable week in the wilds of Alaska, make memories that’ll last a lifetime as you explore some of the country’s coolest landscapes – literally! Experience train rides to amazing glaciers, wildlife walks through the forest and a rafting adventure while searching for moose and bears along the way. Learn about the animals that call Alaska home, all delving deep into the wild with your grandchild.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend the night at the SeaLife Center where you’ll learn about marine animals during two hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt and trivia, and sleep next to the seals, sea lions or seabird habitats!
  • Sail past massive glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park as the experts help you search for local wildlife like whales, otters, puffins, sea lions and more.
  • Learn about Alaska’s long history of dog sledding at the Seavey Iditarod Racing Team's facility where the three-time champions train, enjoy a ride through the wilderness and meet the puppies-in-training.

General Notes

For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Wild About Alaska: Glaciers & Wildlife With Your Family" (#24150).
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska
by Kate Wynne
This book covers all 29 marine mammal species of Alaska. Each whale, porpoise, dolphin, seal, sea lion, walrus, sea otter, and polar bear is described and illustrated. Color photos and surface profile drawings show all Alaska marine mammals and compare similar species, and color range maps show distribution.
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
by Robert H. Armstrong
Alaska's Wild Plants: a Guide to Alaska's Edible Harvest
by Jancie J. Schofield
An authoritative guide book to more than 70 of Alaska's most common wild edible plants. You will see, learn about, and want to avoid, some of the plants depicted and described in this Alaska Pocket Guide that is easy to fit into your suitcase for identification on our explorations.
The Dragline Kid: A Gold-Miner's Daughter from Hope, Alaska
by Lisa Augustine
This hilarious book provides a glimpse into mining life on the Kenai Peninsula starting in the late 1940s. Our local guides will be talking about mining and we will drive through some of the areas mentioned in the book. This books is out-of-print, but you can find it as a used book on Amazon.
Alaska Earthquake 64: Where Were You?
by Joy Griffin
In 1994, thirty years after the great Alaska earthquake, the Homer Library collected 50 first-person amusing AND terrifying reminiscences from residents who experienced the earthquake. This book is filled with photos. On this program we will see and learn about the devastation on the Kenai Peninsula and we will visit Homer.
Alaska's History: the People, Land and Events of the North Country
by Harry Ritter
This is a small, easily readable "digest" of Alaska's history. It is great for a quick overview and it is a good size for tucking into a suitcase or reading on a plane.





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