MSC Alaska Railroad & Glacier Quest

September 6, 2022

Event Description

MSCS Alaska Railroad & Glacier Quest
Join Mat-Su Central School on an amazing trip to Prince William Sound, Whittier! Ride the rails through breathtaking scenery & the longest multi-use tunnel in the U.S. Then, cruise into Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemite-scale waterfalls. Watch for playful sea otters, harbor seals, kittiwakes, bears, whales or mountain goats. The M/V Glacier Quest is a luxury catamaran that will whisk us off on an adventure in comfort with large picture windows and heated cabin. The cruise includes a complimentary hot lunch, narration by U.S. Forest Service Ranger & a no sea sickness guarantee.

7:45 AM - Check-in at MSCS
8:00 AM - Depart MSCS on the school bus
9:00 AM - Check-in at AK Railroad in Anchorage
9:45 AM - Depart Anchorage on the AK Railroad
12:05 PM - Arrive in Whittier
12:20 PM - Check-in at Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise
12:45 PM - Boarding the cruise
1:00 PM - Depart on our excursion
4:45 PM - Return to Whittier
5:00 PM - Free time to explore Whittier (Students traveling without parents will join MSC staff chaperones for a early dinner at the local restaurant)
6:25 PM - Check-in at AK Railroad
6:45 PM - Depart Whittier on the AK Railroad
9:15 PM- Return to Anchorage
10:15 - 10:30 PM - Estimated arrival back at MSC

Lunch is on us!Choose one of the following meal options:
• Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Chowder and a fresh Julienne Vegetable Salad.
• Hearty Vegetable Chili and a fresh Julienne Vegetable Salad.
• Kids meal (Age 2-11) Choose from the above options or choose our all beef hot dog, chips, and a fruit cup.

Note: The popular Wild Alaska Smoked Salmon Chowder will be served unless another option is requested at booking. Click here to view the ingredient list for the meals. If we do not have a meal that meets your special circumstances, you are welcome to bring your own food.

Student Cost: $TBD (this price will be automatically deducted from the student(s) allotment)
Adult cost: $TBD Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please pay Henry Henson, MSC accountant, by cash or credit card by August 18th.
PAYMENT: Parents attending this field trip, full payment is required by August 18th. If signing-up after August 18th, payment will expected same day. Please see Mr. Henry Henson, MSCS accountant, at our Wasilla Campus for payment. We accept cash, or credit card. (Student ticket cost will be automatically deducted from his/ her allotment.)

Please note, once you commit to attending a field trip, the cost of the trip will be deducted from your student allotment. Field trip costs are refundable until 7 days before the event. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend an event/ field trip and we will make every effort to fill your spot with another student and refund your student account. Thank you!
Check back here for a clickable sign-up link on July 5.

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Teachers / Speakers

Gena Chastain
Activities and Community Liaison
(907) 352-7457