Five photos to represent the topic
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A picture of a marmot taken on Mount Roberts in Juneau, AK.

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A porcupine hanging out near the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, AK.

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There are lots of Bald Eagles in Juneau.

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We do not have polar bears in Juneau, but farther north in places like Barrow, Alaska, there are polar bears.

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This picture of a moose was taken outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.

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In Juneau we have many black bears. Some of us have had bears visit our yards, and there is a black bear that frequently visits the dumpster outside of our school. There are also brown bears in places around Juneau.

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Humpback and Killer Whales swim through Juneau's waters.



Questions about the topic after looking at the photos (1 per school).
Please state which school is asking question.
Responses listed after each question.

WYES:What is the marmot doing?
WYES:Why is the porcupine hanging out near the Glacier ?
WYES:Why do those Bald Eagles like to stay in Juneau?
WYES: Does the marmot live near the sea?


Hi It is Emma and Andrew from North Star, we really like your photos and have some questions for you.

1. What do Marmots eat? (Andrew)
2. How big are Bald Eagles? (Ben P)
3. What is a Marmot? (Dylan)
4. Do you get bears wondering into your backyard? (Emma)
5. How did the porcupine get into the tree? (James)

Hi this is St Joseph's N S Kinvara in Ireland
We enjoyed looking at your photographs Here are our questions

1) Are any of those animals endangered? (Amy)
2) What is the Bald Eagle's wing span and why do you think it is called a bald eagle when it seem to have lots of feathers even on its head ? (Conail and Eoghan)
3) Which animal from all of these is the most common in your area? (Anna)
4) Is the marmot more like a beaver or a raccoon?( Bláithín)
5) Have any of your class seen a polar bear up close? (James)
6) Are black bears dangerous? (Ms O'Keeffe)

Mill Creek Illinois:
1. Do people hunt whales in Alaska? If so, are there laws about it and what do they use the whale parts for?