Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is a non-profit educational center located in Homer, Alaska. The center offers natural tours offered for all ages to discover the beauty of nature thru hiking and kayaking. Established in 1982, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (formerly the China Poot Bay Society) started as a community science and volunteer program, where the volunteers monitor and gather data on the changes of Kachemak Bay shoreline annually.
Today, the center offers educational programs and guided tours to promote awareness with our natural surrounding and bring knowledge on the unique marine and coastal environment of Kachemak Bay, which is considered to be one of the most diverse and advantageous shoreline area in Alaska. The guided tours will surely open a new world to visitors and will enhance their knowledge and appreciation on the natural beauty of Kachemak Bay.
Overlooking Homer, Alaska is the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center. Located on a 140 acre of land, it serves as a wildlife refuge and migration passage for black bears and moose. It also offers a 5-mile trail way where a rich variety of wildflowers bloom throughout the whole summer. Local wildlife are also seen on the trails throughout the year. The Wynn Nature Center is also a birding hot spot, where a variety of local and migratory birds are seen.
Considered to be a living laboratory, the Peterson Bay Field Station located between Peterson Bay and China Poot Bay is a country-style building accessible only by boat. Known for its diverse life population often exposed during extreme tidal changes, it is teeming with various marine flora and fauna. The two-story building contains different rooms for various activities. Its main highlight is its live tanks and aquariums where assorted marine life is displayed. Several trails are also present in the Field Station, which provide access to a variety of coastal forest environment. The trails also offer different splendid views of various coastal forest and lakes.
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies will surely be enjoyed by tourists and nature science enthusiasts.
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