Juneau Nature

Natural & cultural history of Juneau & Southeast Alaska

Juneau Nature - Natural & cultural history of Juneau & Southeast Alaska

Auke Lake&Bay

Juneau’s pre-gold cultural hub

1991 Hydrologist Dan Bishop at portal to the Dan Bishop Bay Creek Trail. Dan was a mentor to early Discovery naturalists.

1991 Hydrologist Dan Bishop at portal to the Dan Bishop Bay Creek Trail, behind Auke Bay Elementary School. Dan was a mentor to early Discovery naturalists.

view over Auke Lake to Mendenhall Glacier, September 2012.

View over Auke Lake to Mendenhall Glacier, September 2012.

In July, 2013, the University of Alaska Southeast held a 3-day teachers’ conference called  STREAM: a Pedagogy of Place, (STREAM = Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics)  This gathering at Auke Lake campus was a pilot, aimed at helping teachers connect students to place. For 3 days, we held morning sessions at UAS, dispersing in the afternoons to 4 habitats: streams, glacier, forest and beach.

As a handout for teams exploring the Auke Lake and University surroundings, Carstensen posted contents of the 3-panel interpretive signs near the southern end of Auke Lake Trail

Auke1 intro

Auke2 geology

Auke3 biocultural

Auke4 additional