UAS Outdoor Studies Expedition: Sea Kayaking in Glacier Bay

    “Students on the beach at Sandy Cove.” (Photo Credit: UAS.)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Nine students and two faculty in the Outdoor Studies program at the University of Alaska Southeast paddled from Bartlett Cove to Muir Point and back in Glacier Bay’s East Arm over nine days, May 2-11.

    Over the 80-mile trip, the group saw multiple large terrestrial animals like brown and black bears, moose, mountain goats, and wolves, as well as a variety of birds.

    They were also able to observe marine mammals including humpback whales, harbor porpoise, sea lions, river and sea otters, and harbor seals.

    The 80-mile paddle was a final requirement for students earning a Certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership and the first of two expeditions required for students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Outdoor & Adventure Studies or the Program on the Environment Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Outdoor Studies.

     

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