GIRLS IN ICY FJORDS
July 16 - July 27, 2019
Explore Resurrection Bay
Girls in Icy Fjords is an exciting sea kayaking expedition near Seward, Alaska. Accompanied by a sea kayaking guide, professional scientists, and artists, the team explores Bear Glacier and the surrounding marine environment while making important connections between glaciers and oceans. The different shades of blue, white, and grey, the sounds of cracking ice, and the merging alpine and maritime smells provide a perfect environment to improve scientific observational skills, get a close look at a quickly changing environment, reflect through art, and build friends for a lifetime.
Every year, the day-to-day details of the expedition change due to weather and sea conditions in Resurrection Bay. Here is a little snippet of the basic itinerary:
Day 1: Meet the team in Anchorage, drive to Seward, and camp in a forested area near Seward
Day 2: Learn about sea kayaking gear and basic sea kayaking skills, and hike along the coast
Day 3: Take a sea taxi to Bear Glacier, set up camp, briefly explore lake by kayak
Day 4-9: Explore the lake, icebergs, glacier, and marine environment, while learning how to sea kayak, testing out fun science experiments and looking at nature through the lens of an artist
Day 10: Pack up, take sea taxi back to Seward and sleep at the Alaska Sealife Center
Day 11: Stay at the Alaska Sealife Center while wrapping up science, art, and reflection activities
Day 12: Enjoy final morning of activities together before heading home!