North to the Future
Alaska's state bird is the Willow Ptarmigan
Alaska's state flower is the Myosotis Alpestris.
Alaska's state tree is the Picea Sitchenis
Largest City- Anchorage Population 300,950 people
Area- 663,300 square miles
Population- 736,732 people
Resident Name- Alaskan
Nickname- The Last Frontier
Motto- North to the future
Song- Alaska's Flag by Marie Drake
There are many things you can do while you are in Juneau. One of the most popular is to see the glaciers there. Juneau's glaciers are as old as the last ice age. There are 38 glaciers in the Juneau ice-field, and the most famous one is the Mendenhall Glacier.
Other fun things you can do in Juneau are wildlife viewing, whale watching, and other outdoor activities.
Fishing in Alaska has a great impact on the economy, because in all there is 34,000 miles of coastline in Alaska alone. Alaska is also home to about 3,000 rivers and over 3 million lakes.
Politics and Education
Senators- Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski
Representative- Donald Young
Public Schools in Alaska have a high ranking status compared to the rest of the U.S. The Anchorage Public School District's ACT and SAT's scores typically rank higher than the nation average. There are many different sports for students to play like football, basketball, volleyball, cross-country skiing, and many more. There are also many Universities and Technical Colleges for people who want to pursue a higher education in the state.
(Sitka, may also be familiar because that is where the movie The Proposal was filmed.)
A very popular tourist spot in Alaska, if you like fishing and whale watching.
The Northern Lights
One of the main reasons people go to Alaska.
Katmai National Park