Forests of Eix̱’gul’héen In the early days of Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School, I was asked to assist with a poetry-and-art…1996: updated 2023 | ROPES House students | 19 pages
Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School
Discovery was there for the opening of this school in 1995. I’d recently ‘retired’ from Nature Studies (grades 3 through 5), by then in the capable hands of master naturalists Dave Lubin and Steve Merli, and transitioned into Middle School projects, following Marie Drake teachers Jan Pohl and Susan Joling when that school closed and migrated to Dzantik’i Héeni.
An exceptional variety of forest and wetland community types can be accessed in a short walk from this school. Many of the student-authored publications I coached have described these surroundings.
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Tides, toads & topography: Natural & cultural history of big valley In 2003 I had the privilege of directing a…2003 | Alder House students | 27 pages
Year-3: Estuaries & steep places Two kinds of landforms & habitats have consumed my attention this winter and spring—estuaries and…2021 | Richard Carstensen | 60 page journal & course manual
Effects of age and succession type on forest overstory and understory In 1991 I assisted highschool students Joey Bosworth and…1991 | Joey Bosworth & Erika O'Sullivan | 1 page poster
Take a hike … Exploring a favorite Juneau trail In the inaugural year of Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School, an ambitious…1995 | Students of Dzantik'i Héeni | 19 pages
There is no free lunch Life-and-death adventures with middle schoolers on the mountain above Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School. Tracking birds…Summer 1997 | Richard Carstensen | 4 pages
Medium-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation in Shaanáx Tlein, big valley (Lemon) and Til’héeni, dog salmon creek (Salmon) valleys. In…2018 | Richard Carstensen | 2 GeoPDFs
High-resolution GeoPDF pair for field navigation on trails in lower Shaanáx Tlein, big valley (lower Lemon Creek watershed). All of…2018 | Richard Carstensen | 2 geoPDFs
In 2010, on contract with CBJ Parks and Recreation, Discovery designed 3-panel sign arrays for 10 trailheads on (or leading…Richard Carstensen | 1 page
Four-fold brochure created for the CBJ Natural History Project describes 14 interpretive stations along the loop trail above Dzantik’i Héeni…2013 | Richard Carstensen | 2 pages
In 2004, with Kristen Romanoff of ADF&G, Discovery Southeast coached a student writing & art team that created an interpretive…2004 | 2 pages, 1 MB
This 42-page booklet, About Bears, was written during construction of Dzantik’i Héeni Middle School by Richard Carstensen, Steve Merli, and…1997 | Richard Carstensen, Steve Merli, Ronalda Cadiente | 42 pages