Students in Ms. Attla’s fifth-grade class from University Park Elementary School are grateful for the opportunity to learn outdoor education in science and social studies at Howard Luke’s Gaaleeya Camp on the Tanana River. Huge thanks to Rick at Northland Wood for the firewood contribution; Howard and Etta Maillard for the welcome and camp maintenance; Caroline Tritt-Frank for Gwich’in Language instruction; Nicole James of the Association of Interior Native Educators for chaperoning and camp facilitation; Rose Nicholia and Matt Blood for chaperoning and instructing snowshoe use; and Kayla Clark of Woodriver Elementary for allowing us to borrow snowshoes.

We would especially like to thank our elder, Dr. Grandpa Howard Luke, for dedicating his property to the education of youth through establishing and opening his camp for our benefit and the benefit of our future.