Schools throughout the archipelago

Master naturalist Greg Streveler probing the mysteries of succession at northern limits of Lingít Aaní in late October, 1992. Pilot-bread break with trusty Naturemobile in sleeked-down travel-mode. Xalak’ach’ Héeni, porcupine river, northwest of Deishú (Haines)

(Beyond our home turf of Áak’w & T’aaḵú Aaní)

Following site-based and thematic workshops in my home kwáans of Áak’w & T’aaḵú Aaní, Greg Streveler and I took Nature near the schools  ‘on-the-road’ (marine highway, actually). In 1992 & 93, from the Naturemobile—a 1969 Ford truck with telescoping Alaskan Camper on the back—we brought backyard-nature to 5 communities in the northern & central archipelago:

Schools of Jilḵáat & Jilḵoot Aaní   In northern Lynn Canal, Discovery’s workshops were held at Deishú, trail’s end (Haines), but teachers came in also from Shgagwei, windy white caps (Skagway).

Schools of Xunaa Káawu  Workshop was at Xunniyaa, lee of north wind (Hoonah), attended also by teachers from Gustavus, Elfin Cove and Pelican.

Schools of Xutsnoowú Aaní  Here we based at Aangóon, isthmus town (Angoon), hosting also some teachers from across the strait at T’einaageey, hindward side bay (Tenakee)

Schools of Sheet’ká Aaní  At Sheet’ká, ocean side of Shee, ie Baranof Island (Sitka), Greg and I rendezvoused with Scott Brylinski, Discovery’s founding director, who had moved to the outer coast after passing the torch to Cinda Stanek.

Schools of Shtax’héen Aaní  Southernmost of our site workshops was held at Séet Ká, on the channel (Petersburg). A few teachers came up from Kaachxan.áak’w, accessible little-lake (Wrangell) to join us.

Ultimately, I want to reformat and update materials from each of these workshops. Meanwhile, though, you can check them out in their original, funky format in this master-pdf for all 5 locations.

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Teachers visit Angoon

Weekend in Xutsnoowú Aaní On the cusp of March and April, an inspired and inspiring group of teachers, organizers and…

2023 | Richard Carstensen | 41 pages

1993 teacher workshops: scouting journal

Notes from explorations with Streveler Discovery’s ‘on-the-road’ teacher training series occupied all of February, March and April of 1993. This…

1993 | Richard Carstensen | 11 pages

Nature near the schools 1993: Angoon-Chatham powerpoint

Materials from the Eisenhower Math and Science series In March, 1993, with Gustavus master-naturalist Greg Streveler, I gave a site-based…

1993; digitized 2020 | Richard Carstensen & Greg Streveler | 18 MB pptx

Summary manual: 1992-93 workshops

Five districts, Northern & Central Lingít Aaní In the early years of Discovery Southeast (actually named Discovery Foundation back then),…

1993, digitized 2012, uploaded 2023 | Richard Carstensen & Greg Streveler | 88 pages

Xunaa Ḵáawu: Why do we live here?

‘Syllabus’ for a course at Hoonah, 2014-15 Seems high time I got this and several other ‘scoping’ documents out there…

2014: updates 2023 | Richard Carstensen | 66 pages