Plant Identification Guides, Field Guides
Using Plants
Experiments, Projects And Science Fair Activities
Plant Presses, Herbarium
Great Pictures, Good Ideas
Flower Parts
Food Chains, Food Webs
Language, Culture, The Region
Internet General


Golodoff, Suzi. Flowering Plants of Unalaska. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press. Forthcoming.

Heller, Christine A. Wild Edible and Poisonous Plants of Alaska. Fairbanks: Cooperative Extension Service, UAF, 1993.

Heller, Christine A. Wild Flowers of Alaska. New York: Odyssey Press, 1964.

O’Clair, Rita M. and Sandra C. LIndstrom. North Pacific Seaweeds. Auke Bay AK: Plant Press, 2000.

Pratt, Verna E. Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers. Anchorage: Alaskakrafts Publishing, 1989.

Schofield, Janice J. Alaska’s Wild Plants: A Guide to Alaska’s Edible Harvest. Seattle: Alaska Northwest Books, 1995.

White, Helen, Editor. Alaska Yukon Wild Flowers Guide. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1974.

Hultén, Eric. Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1968. This is the most authoritative plant identification reference for Alaska.

Alaska Rare Plant Field Guide


Pielou, E. C. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Arctic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.


Garibaldi, Ann. Medicinal Flora of the Alaska Natives. Anchorage: Alaska Natural Heritage Program. University of Alaska Anchorage, 1999.

Kari, Priscilla Russell. Tanaina Plantlore/Dena’ina K’et’una: An Ethnobotany of the Dena’ina Indians of Southcentral Alaska. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center with Alaska Natural History Association and National Park Service, 1991.

Schofield, Janice J. Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, the Northwest Seattle: Alaska Northwest Books, 1989.

Viereck, Eleanor G. Alaska’s Wilderness Medicines. Seattle: Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. This information is also available on the Web through the ANKN site:

Unalaska High School. Cuttle-Fish One. Unalaska, Alaska, 1977.

Kojee educator’s ethnobotany web site with lesson plan:

Video: “Arctic Harvest,” may be purchased from the North Slope Borough, PO Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723. It is available in Inupiaq and English. You will need to specify which you want

Dyeing with Plants

Adrosko, Rita J. Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Dye Plants and Dyeing—a Handbook. Brooklyn NY, 1964.

Lesch, Alma. Vegetable Dyeing. New York: Watson Guptill Publications, 1970.


Basket Weaving

Lynch, Kathy. Aleut Basket Weaving. Anchorage: University of Alaska Anchorage, 1977.


Fast Plants™ materials may be ordered from:

Carolina Biological Supply company
2700 York Road
Burlington NC 27215
Call toll-free 800-334-5551

If you choose to use Fast Plants™, you will want to order Brassica rapa seeds WW-15-8804, pack of 50 and the manual, Exploring with Wisconsin Fast Plants, WW-15-8951

For more informtion about Fast Plants™ :

Burnie, David. How Nature Works. A Reader’s Digest Book. London: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd., 1991.

Pascoe, Elaine. Seeds and Seedlings. Woodbridge CT: Blackbirch Press, Inc., 1997.

Van Cleave, Janice. Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York:

A+ Projects in Biology, 1996.
Biology for Every Kid,
Ecology for Every Kid,
Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects
, 2000.
Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects
, 1997.
, 1997.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation: Alaska Wildlife Curriculum Teacher’s Guides, 1995.

Alaska’s Tundra and Wildlife;
Wildlife for the Future;
Alaska’s Forests & Wildlife;
and the
Alaska Ecology Cards.

Science Fair, experiments and Janice Van Cleave site:


DiNoto, Andrea, and David Winter. The Pressed Plant. New York. stewart, tabouri & chang, 1999.


Pacific Papers
15702 119th Ave. NE
Bothell WA
(800) 676-1151

Herbarium Supply Company

3483 Edison Way
Menlo Park CA 94025
(800) 348-2338


Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of Life. Discovering Plants Though Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children. Golden CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1994.

Diehn, Gwen and Krautwurst, Terry. Nature Crafts for Kids. New York: Discovery Toys, 1992.

Koch, Maryjo. Seed Leaf Flower Fruit. San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1995.

Prance, Chillean Tolmie and Kjell B Sandved. Leaves. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1985.

The Visual Dictionary of Plants. Mary Lindsay, Project Director. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1992.


Bierhorst, John, Editor. Lightning Inside You and Other Native American Riddles. A Scholastic Book, 1992.

de Paola, Tomie. Published by Putnam Pub. Group.

The Legend of the Bluebonnet, 1986.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, 1988.

Finney, Gertrude E. To Survive We Must Be Clever. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1966.

Griese, Arnold A. The Wind is Not a River, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978.

Hudson, Ray. Moments Rightly Placed: An Aleutian Memoir. Fairbanks, Seattle: Epicenter Press, 1998.

Hudson, Ray. Unugulux Tunusangin, Oldtime Stories. Unalaska: Unalaska City School District, 1992.

Nutchuk, with Alden Hatch. Son of the Smoky Sea. New York: Julian Messner, In, 1941.

Oliver, Ethel Ross. Aleutian Boy. Portland OR: Binfords & Mort, 1959.

Oliver, Ethel Ross. Journal of an Aleutian Year. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988.


Harrington, H. D. How to Identify Plants. Athens OH: Swallow Press, 1957.

Activity to learn basic classification techniques:



Virtual Cell that can be dissected:

Jello cell:


Activity site:

Center for the study of photosynthesis:

Hinkle Creek Elementary School, 4th grade class wants to know about the plants in your area and has a Web site with excellent illustrations and sound:

This site discusses photosynthesis, food chains and more:

Questions and answers about photosynthesis at this site:


Interactive food web work sheet included here:


Lichen information with lively illustrations:


Alaska Geographic Society. Islands of the Seals: The Pribilofs. Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, Volume 9, Number 3, 1982.

Alaska Geographic Society. Native Cultures in Alaska. Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society. Volume 23, Number 2, 1996.

Alaska Geographic Society. The Aleutian Islands. Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, Volume 22, Number 2, 1995.

Alaska Geographic Society. Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, Volume 18, Number 4, 1991.

Bergsland, Knut and Moses L. Dirks. Aleut Dictionary/Unangam Tunudgusii. Alaska Native Language Center. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994.

Bergsland, Knut. Aleut Grammar/Unangam Tunuganaan Achixaasi{. Alaska Native Language Center, Research Paper Number 10. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1997.

Chaussonenet, Valerie, Editor. Crossroads Alaska: Native Cultures of Alaska and Siberia. Washington, D.C: Arctic Studies Center of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1995.

Golley, Nadesta. At{am Hitnisangis/Atkan Plants. Alaska State Operated Schools. Book 14 of 1973 Atkan educational series,1973.

Spatz, Ronald, Executive Editor. Alaska Native Writers, Storytellers & Orators: The Expanded Edition. Alaska Quarterly Review. Anchorage: University of Alaska Anchorage, 1999.

Alaska Traditional Knowledge and Native Foods database:

Guidelines for how to interview an Elder:


Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Use the searchable index to locate plants:

Ask Eric lessons:

Eisenhower National Clearing House for curriculum resources:

University of Alaska Anchorage Alaskool project:

US Department of Education lesson site:



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