Explore Alaska berries through a variety of hands-on science, art, and storytelling
Winterberry is a citizen science project where University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists and community volunteers investigate how shifting seasons could affect when berries are available to animals and people.
Hands-On Activities and Templates:
The links are all PDF documents.
- Make a Berry Data Bracelet: Make a bracelet representing berry data from the Winterberry project.
- Find berry data on the Winterberry website.
- Felt Berry Stories: Tell your berry story with a felt board.
- Make a Berry Field Guide: Learn to identify a few of Alaska’s berry species by making a field guide.
- Download the Field Guide Template here. Print double-sided on 11x17 paper and cut in half lengthwise.
- Berry Matching Game: Play a game to match Alaska berries with their flowers.
- Design a Grass Basket: Paint a basket design inspired by natural berry dyes.
- Create a Model Birch Basket: Discover a traditional way to collect and store berries.
- Berries and Animals Collage: Explore how animals depend on berries by creating a collage.
- Berry Recipe Book: Make a recipe book and discover how people use berries.
- Download the Berry Recipe Book pages here.
Left to Right: Berry Data Bracelet, Berry Field Guide, and Berries & Animals Collage examples.
Find more berry activities:
Links and Resources:
Ties to Alaska’s Wild Plants Videos
Cooperative Extension Berries Information and Recipes
Image: Berries: Iñupiat Traditions video.
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The UAF Winterberry project is funded from the National Science Foundation, award 1713156.