Despite the abundance of wild places in Alaska, many Alaskan youth have never had the opportunity to explore Alaska’s vast expanse of public lands. The Chugach Children’s Forest – a partnership between Alaska Geographic and the Chugach National Forest – addresses this disparity by bringing underrepresented youth into their wild backyard, organizing outdoor adventures and introducing youth to outdoor recreation, stewardship, and career paths.

On Sunday, May 24th Chugach Children’s Forest and Wounded Warrior Project families spent the day aboard the Kenai Star for the Wilderness Explorers Day Cruise. Thanks to a generous donation from Major Marine Tours, the families had the opportunity to witness the magnificent scenery of Prince William Sound including the towering glaciers of Blackstone Bay.