Connecting our Young Descendants to Katmai Ancestors
Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano. A National Park and Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also for brown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, and a rugged coastline.
Remote Katmai National Park is known for its high population of brown bears, but the only way most people can access the park is virtually. So, in partnership with Explore.org and DISNEY, Katmai is taking the bears directly into schools, youth organizations, private groups, and military bases through green-screen/polycom/webcam technologies.