Week 1 - June 10-14
Glacier Goonies: Join us for some high adventure with some of the most exciting landforms Juneau has to offer!
Week 2 - June 17-21
Juneau Rocks: Learn about geology, mining history and more.
Week 3 - June 24-28
Beachcombers: Explore low tide and learn about intertidal life.
Week 4 (10-12 yr. olds) - July 1-5
Wilderness Adventures: Have a different adventure everyday. Past adventures include river rafting, ropes courses, kayaking, paddle boarding, and zipline fun.
Week 5 - July 8-12
Journey Downstream: How do watersheds work? From streams to lakes, and the ocean! Possible activities include fly fishing and paddle boarding.
Week 6- July 15-19
Eco-Ninjas: Connect the clues to find out how nature works.
Week 7 - July 22-26
Beachcombers II: More beaches, more fun with low tide.
Week 8- (10-12 yr. olds) July 29-Aug 2
Alpine Explorers: Gain a perspective from above.
Week 9 - Aug 5-9
Our Wild Backyard: Head out the door and discover your wild side!
Live Auction Preview
How do you feel about a Russian dinner for 6? Or a 7-night adventure to Mexico's Sea of Cortez?
24th Annual Dinner & Auction
Saturday, April 19th , 6-9pm - Centennial Hall
Support outdoor science education in Southeast Alaska!
Featuring a catered dinner from Abby's Kitchen, no-host bar, and a diverse and unique selection of silent and live auction items, including a cruise to Mexico, rafting trip down the Chilkat river, helicopter glacier walkabout, zipline adventures, whale watching tour, glacier flightseeing tour, gourmet meals, overnight stays at intriguing locales all over Southeast, delicious local foods, and local artwork and jewelry.
Tickets: Call us at 907-463-1500 to purchase tickets, or stop by our office at 416 Harris St., room 208. $30 for adults - $20 for students & seniors - $10 for children (under age 5 are free) – $300 to reserve a table for 10.
This month was filled with many adventurous Discovery Days, as well as an array of Nature Studies lessons. Not to mention, an entire week of SUN!
We always have so much fun at the beach... And the woods! How lucky are we?
We get to learn about Fire,
Explore the intertidal zone and follow cool rocks out to the point!
And the view! Oh man, that view!
If this looks like fun, come join us for our SPRING BREAK camp coming up next week!
March 18-22, we will be offering Monday- Friday Discovery Day's, exploring the backyard's of our favorite Juneau School!
Morning: pick up at 8:30 or meet at location at 9:00 Afternoon:meet at location at 3:30 or drop off at 4:00
Call 463-1500 to sign up or for more information!
What a better way to spend your winter than outside with Discovery Southeast?
This year we got to spend time out at Dredge Lakes for a program with the Latitude 58 Theater Group. It was a blast to be out along Mendenhall River, making forts and discovering clues to the past.
Can you believe we found an entire vertebrae? To figure out what type of animal we found, we put our heads together. and checked out the surrounding areas.
This longer vertebrate made us think we had a k-9 on our hands.. After some careful consideration, we found the information we were looking for. Check out the longer vertebrae behind the Shoulder blade (Scapula) in this diagram. Researching a variety of wolf skeleton images helped us come to our conclusion.
We had many questions to ponder that day. .
What was the wolf doing? How long had he been in the area? What type of animal could take out a wolf this time of year?
We also found a dead eagle in close proximity to the wolf skeleton. Did he stop in for a treat and get taken out by a competitor? Maybe this particular predator got lucky with both animals? No one knows the whole story, only clues to help us make up our own!
Winter is here, let's celebrate in style! This Friday, December 7th, Discovery Southeast members receive 20% off all purchases made at Foggy Mountain Shop. Between 5-7 PM, you can find Discovery Southeast giving thanks to our supporters and friends!
If you need to update your membership, or become a first time member, we are welcoming sign ups at the shop. Memberships are $30, and worth every penny. As members, you support Discovery Southeast and hands-on nature education throughout this amazing community!
We will also have a kids table set up outside of the shop. Kids can come hang out and work on some fun snowflake activities, while parents browse the gear selection. Did we mention that Santa will be across the hall at Capital City Weekly!
Visit Foggy Mountain Shop's website or call 463-1500 with any questions, we hope to see you there!
Celebrate and share the moments that truly inspire you! Cliff Bar is offering a wonderful opportunity to raise money for Winter Wildlands Alliance, a national non-profit organization promoting and preserving the beautiful places that allow us to experience our favorite snowsports.
The Meet the Moment campaign allows for WWA to get $5.00 for every photo submitted through this website. Even browsing the website is great, as new photos are being uploaded every second. View images of hiking in Boulder, CO, amazing rock formations in UT, and countless snapshots from National parks all over the world! There are voted images of the week- who would have known you could volcano surf in Nicaragua!?
Learn more about Winter Wildlands Alliance on their website: www.winterwildlands.org.
Discovery Southeast will host a spooky night of excitement at Harborview Elementary School this Friday, October 26th.
Dress up or dress down, just make sure you are prepared for some serious fun between 6:30 and 8:30 PM!
What to expect:
Juneau Raptor Center will be there with some great bird’s to check out!
Safe Routes to School will be ready to play some safety games, with a special guest and prizes!
Discovery Southeast will have a variety of crafts and spooky mysteries to encounter!
Harborview will provide pizza, ice cream and fun activities in the gymnasium!
October is only half way through and we have already lost an entire hour and 10 minutes of light each day! Here in Juneau, we are going to continue loosing about 5 minutes daily, until we have about 8 hours of light per day.
Check out this really cool world clock website, which allows you to browse sun and moon calculators, moon phases, seasons, eclipses, and this really great day and night map.
Remember, getting outside is one of the most important ways to staying happy and healthy throughout long and dark winter seasons!
Have you been wondering how to live a healthier lifestyle?
If there are ways to prevent or detect cancer?
Come to the Juneau Health Fair to get your answers!
When? Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where? The Nugget Mall
The health fair offers FREE health education & screenings!
•Have your blood pressure taken
•Receive a vision or glaucoma screening
•Get your hearing checked
•Chat with a nurse.
High Quality, Low Cost Blood Tests (for individuals 18+)
•Comprehensive Blood Test (27 panels, 10-hour fast required) -$45
•Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - $30
•Estimated Average Glucose (A1C) - $25
•Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) - $25
•Vitamin D Levels - $50
•Blood Typing - $20
REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER BEFORE HAVING BLOOD DRAWN!
No fasting required!
A special thanks to Nugget Mall for donating the use of the mall for our event. We appreciate your support!
Why is having a relationship with nature so important?
We all know how great it feels to wake up and have lovely views of the ocean and our southeast mountains! It is also said that working in an office with a window to view nature helps us through the day. While being able to see nature when driving reduces drivers stress and creates a more enjoyable ride.
Why be concerned with children and nature?
Our children are in school for 6.5 hours a day, a long time for children to mostly be indoors. Let's help them spend more time to reflect on their days and run around in fresh air and green space. There is more time for creative play in natural settings, which is proven to aid in children's mental health and overall social skills. Being outside allows children to exercise and appreciate their environments. Discovery Southeast knows just how to get kids outside enjoying nature and exercising in many ways! Check out our DSE Programs page to learn more about our offerings throughout the year.
Kayaking, ropes course, intertidal exploration and more!
Through phyical activity and natural play, children have the chance to improve their health and well-being. Unfortunately, physical activity levels have dropped significantly in both children and adult lives, resulting in outrageous obesity rates throughout the US. Check out this new report, exploring adult obesity rates and their potential to exceed 60% by 2030.