Putney Student Travel | Cultural Exploration in Alaska

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Travel to the edge of the Arctic Circle and make your way from the taiga and tundra of Fairbanks and Denali to the coastal marine environment of the Kenai Peninsula. Stay in rustic yurts on an educational farm in Fairbanks and learn about the challenges and opportunities of growing produce in northern latitudes. Harvest vegetables, clear trails, and try your hand at blacksmithing at the farm's learning center. Hone your outdoor skills at the farm before traveling to Denali to camp for three nights at the edge of the park. Hike to nearby peaks with naturalist guides for views of Mt. Denali, and watch from your tent for moose grazing in the early morning. Don crampons and ice picks to trek and ice climb atop a glacier in the Matanuska valley. Travel south to the Kenai Peninsula and kayak along the glaciated coastline, scouting for bald eagles and curious seals. Pan for gold at a historic mine and then speak with native storytellers at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

  • Scout for moose and wolves as you hike in Denali National Park
  • Camp under the stars in the heart of interior Alaska
  • Go ice climbing on a glacier
  • Explore the fjords of Whittier Bay by kayak
  • Pan for gold on the Kenai Peninsula

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