What’s the one tiny creature that feeds one of the biggest food webs in North America, including whales?

In this video and lesson, you'll discover these answers and more as you “decode” the biotic and abiotic energy flows and related lifeforms in the Tongass National Forest ecosystems… and how our National Forests play a vital role in keeping Planet Earth healthy.

It’s a fact; everything we do in life has challenges versus benefits… even fishing.

So why would you try to catch a fish using one of the oldest and hardest to master methods of angling?

Discover why some kids and their families use fly-looking lures made from feathers tied to hook when “flyfishing”.

In this video and lesson, you’ll learn about the physics, history, and aquatic ecosystem science of one the oldest documented methods of catching fish that can be traced back to Roman times, 2000 years ago.

What is corporate sustainability?

Corporate sustainability is when large businesses focus on lowering their environmental impact to protect wildlife and the environment.

But what does this look like in action?

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he heads to Quad to learn about the circular economy and the role large corporate businesses play
in protecting our planet.

But that’s not all! We’ll also hear from a young environmental steward about how to get involved as an individual in corporate sustainability.

How do our actions as an individual impact the environment and wildlife?

Well, we may only be one person, but our actions matter. Our actions have causal relationships with the environment, so it’s important to take responsibility and practice good sustainability and stewardship!

Join Adventure Team member Zach, as he learns about how our daily habits impact wildlife in our communities and the environment as a whole. No matter
where you live, your actions have an impact on the environment.

In this peer-driven lesson, students will learn how to research and evaluate where to find angling opportunities in National Forests. They will also develop a “Investment versus Rewards” presentation for classroom debate on the short-term and lasting personal rewards of angling in America’s National Forests.

Does your boat pass the US Coast Guard safety check? You should be packing a lot more than just sunscreen and a water bottle if you’re heading out onto the water. Come along as Adventure Team members Zach and Charlie join US Coast Guard Auxiliary members on real boat safety inspections! There are a lot of useful tools and technologies that could save your life during a boating accident, but they are no good to you if you don’t have them on your boat in the first place! Next time you head out for a day of fun, check to make sure you have all the safety equipment you need to keep you safe out on the water!

You might think technology and water don’t mix, and in most cases you’d probably be right, but there are a lot of technologies that are specifically designed to aid you in the case of a boating accident! Have you heard of a personal locator beacon? How about an emergency position

In this lesson students will consider the critical question of what bowfishing is and how it affects the environment and invasive species like common carp.

The sport of bowfishing the common carp is a lot of fun, but with all hunting sports, it is also important to learn the ethics and techniques first.

This lesson will help students investigate bowfishing at night. Students will use process writing as a method to think through the process of fishing in steps and consider all the necessary actions to take to become a successful angler.

The sport of bowfishing can be very productive at night.

When you bowfish at night, there are new considerations such as depth perception and fish identification in the dark.

Find out more in this lesson!

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of launching your canoe, or other watercraft, and forget to follow the proper safety measures to keep yourself safe in the case of an accident.

However, taking these precautions could end up saving your life. Join Adventure Team members Zach and Charlie as they prepare for their water adventure by taking a variety of safety measures before launching their canoe.

Having a float plan and sharing it with someone, knowing your plan of action in the case of an emergency and being prepared for your adventure with the right gear/equipment can help you in the case of an accident, or even prevent one from happening.

Test yourself! Are these things you do before heading out on the water?