Alaska adventure features glaciers, forests and Native America culture way up North


Lawrence Ohmes

The Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.

ALASKA — Alaska is a place with lots of glaciers and forests. Alaska is the home of many native tribes.

There is lots of fishing going on in Alaska because there are lots of salmon there. The capital of Alaska is Juneau.

Most of the glaciers in Alaska are melting so in a few years there won’t be lots of glaciers.

Editor’s note: Colonial third grader Lawrence Ohmes went on a trip to Alaska with his mom, dad and second grade brother William. William, who attends Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle, filed a report for the Overlook Journal website on the trip, which was offered by his school. Here it is:

By William Ohmes

ALASKA — I went dog sledding. When you drive, you stand up and press the brake while everyone else is sitting down.

I learned how to skip rocks.

I went to Totem Park, and I learned what you do in clan houses. A lot of families lived in a clan house. You take the biggest person and lay them down and that’s how much space you get.