Math Science Expedition

The Math/Science Expedition (MSE) is an intense, 10-day float trip on the Salmon and Aniak Rivers. 7th-12th grade students and recent graduates are immersed in relevant, experiential, math, and science learning opportunities while developing valuable leadership, employability, and character skills.

Experiences include:

  • Working together to set up and breakdown camp each day (navigation, tent set-up/breakdown, preparing meals, filtering water, and cleanup)
  • Learning the sounding habitat and the complexity of the river and how it equates to the overall health of the fish
  • Measuring the weights and lengths of over 1,000 fish (king salmon, coho salmon, and Dolly Varden) at different stations along the river
  • Calculating the mean, median, and mode and fish condition factor of each species at various stations along the river
Students fly into the starting point for the Math Science Expedition
Group photo
Ray collecting fish data
Students on the gear raft
Students prepare their own meals