Outdoors with teachers Yadaa.at Kalé means beautifully adorned face, of slopes rising northeast from the highschool named for them (JDH).…
Harborview Elementary School
Five downtown schools are in 12-square-mile Dzantik’i Héeni (Gold Creek) watershed. Most urban of CBJ schools, they’re correspondingly most challenging for quick access on foot to wild land, particularly in upper grades with quicker period rotations. But Evergreen Cemetery works for many purposes. And the new Seawalk is a huge asset for outdoor education. For a more adventurous scramble (but not in avalanche season!) we head up into Nettle Slide.
In the early 1990s, a freshly minted “Discovery Foundation” (our name, back then) offered teacher workshops throughout Juneau School District. Overview materials from those workshops are described and linked in Nature near cbj schools. Or drill down to these content pages for a pdf & pptx specific to the Downtown Schools.
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First tests of Nikon P1000 On July 18th, 2021 Steve Merli, Cathy Pohl and I climbed Shaa Tlaax, moldy top…2021 | Richard Carstensen | 7 minute slideshow
Goatwatcher’s quest for the perfect camera JuneauNature is not a product-review website, but I’ll make an exception, of sorts, for…
Materials from the Eisenhower Math and Science series Discovery Southeast was born at Harborview Elementary, under the tuteladge of master-teachers…1991 | Carstensen, Streveler & Pohl | workshop materials
College-level field mapping in elementary school Probably the most ambitious project undertaken in my pilot Nature Studies program at Harborview,…2018 | Richard Carstensen | 46 pages
New angles on Tʼóokʼ dleit ḵaadí, nettle snowslide (Behrends Slide) Late September, 2020 It’s probably time we stopped calling this…2020 | Richard Carstensen | 90 second slideshow
Another great idea from Mike Cathy Connor and I (Richard Carstensen) have inherited a tradition spearheaded by our friend Mike…2019 | Mike Blackwell, Richard Carstensen & Cathy Connor | 27 pages
Three days after an avalanche came down Behrends Slide, near Juneau, Alaska, I went up for some raven’s-eye perspectives. The…2017 | Richard Carstensen | 2.5 minutes
Remapping with Montessori For a teacher at any of the downtown schools (Harborview, Montessori, JD High) with only an hour’s…2017 | Richard Carstensen | 13 minute slideshow
On the solstice, I walked the Flume Trail above Dzantik’i Héeni, flounders creek (Gold Creek). Enamored of my newest tool—a…Summer 2001 | Richard Carstensen | 4 pages
Seawalk: Rehabilitating our waterfront. 2013: To evaluate change along the shoreline proposed for a seawalk, I georeferenced a series of…2013: updated 2022 | Richard Carstensen | 22 pages