Summer Courses

The UAF Bristol Bay Campus offers numerous ecosystem health-related summer courses. Many of them involve fieldwork and research in the virtually untouched Bristol Bay ecosystem. Occasionally, there are scholarships available to fund student tuition and travel. We are also constantly investigating ideas for new summer course offerings based on community interest and demand. If you're interested in registering for a course please contact us today! Here is a list of our courses:

Salmon Camp

Salmon Camp 2014 was held July 28 - August 5, on the shores of Lake Aleknagik in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska. Salmon Camp is a one week intensive science course where high school students are introduced to the natural history of salmon in the Wood-Tikchick Lake system, lifecycles and ecosystems of the region, sustainable and renewable energies, field research methods, and more. Through hands-on scientific observations, experimentation and data analysis, students are involved in focused research projects and present their findings to the community to complete this data intensive course.

Alaskan high school students are eligible, though the camp often consists of those going into their junior or senior years. All students who complete the 1 week camp will earn 1 science credit through the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Bristol Bay Campus.

Click here to download the application.

To find out more information call (907) 842-5109 or toll free in Alaska 800-478-5109

You can also email with any questions about the camp.

Salmon Camp on Youtube:

  • Salmon Camp 2014

    Salmon Camp 2014

  • Dr. Radenbaugh briefing students about camp projects

    Dr. Radenbaugh briefing students about camp projects

  • Salmon round-up

    Salmon round-up

  • Collecting samples at Hansen Creek

    Collecting samples at Hansen Creek

  • Preparing the ROV for deployment

    Preparing the ROV for deployment

  • Driving the ROV at camp

    Driving the ROV at camp

  • Looking very closely for microinvertebrates

    Looking very closely for microinvertebrates

  • Debriefing around the campfire

    Debriefing around the campfire

Environmental Field Methods

An introduction to commonly used environmental and ecology field sampling methods. This course is a one week field intensive, held in locations around Bristol bay. Students design independent research projects and collect environmental data.

Summer Student Internships

Student internships in Environmental Studies give students an opportunity to gain the practical experience, professional skills and concepts not necessarily addressed in traditional learning settings. The internships are a supervised, apprenctice-type exerience that provides ocupational experience with opportunities to apply concepts and techniques learned in the class room.

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