Using Alaska’s majestic outdoor classroom as a backdrop, each Expedition Wild session challenges you to develop your backcountry skills while strengthening your personal leadership skills. Group participants use experiential learning to develop strong team dynamics and individual leadership skills in a real world setting. Expedition Wild is designed as an extension to the Wild Wonders! programs, but is not a requirement for registration in this program.
High School Credit Available:
Alaska Adventure Literature (0.5 credit, English)
Session #9: Kesugi Expedition
Learn backcountry camping and wilderness skills, dive deeper into geology, botany, and the ecology of the boreal forest, and gain valuable leadership skills while exploring the Kesugi Ridge area, north of NSI’s Talkeetna campus. July 9-13, 2018 • $500 • entering grades 8, 9, & 10
Session #10: Chulitna River Expedition
Raft along the braided, glacial-fed Chulitna River to connect to our natural world through hands-on explorations, while developing outdoor and leadership skills through challenging team-building activities. The journey begins north along the Chulitna River and ends near the confluence of the three rivers in downtown Talkeetna. TBA • $700 • entering grades 9, 10, 11, & 12
Program Details: The program begins and ends at the Northern Susitna Institute campus in downtown Talkeetna. All meals are provided. Group size provides a minimum ratio of one staff for every six participants.
Registration & Cancellation Policy: Click the blue registration button to begin. Registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. Cancellations that occur 30 days in advance of the program start date will be refunded the course fee, less a processing fee of $25 per space. For cancellations within 30 days of the program start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. If we cancel a program, your entire fee will be refunded.
Scholarships: We believe all youth deserve the opportunity to participate, regardless of economic status. Several scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Contact: Stop by the NSI office, email or call (907) 733-7111.