Glacier Bay located in Gustavus, Alaska is a nautical wilderness with coastland glaciers, ocean shorelines, very deep inlets, snow covered mountains, inland fresh water rivers and lakes. This varied area is home to a tapestry of vegetation and a mixture of aquatic and animal life gives countless possibilities for experimenting and acquiring knowledge about this very special and overwhelming land.
Glacier Bay's development is one of aggressive flucuations in the aftermath of extraordinary glacial motion. Glacier Bay receives many glaciers that drift from the high mountains that have large amounts of snow. In 1750 one glacier that was thousands of feet thick filled what is today a 65-mile inland waterway. The retreat of this glacier has laid bare an adaptable landscape that is the habitat for nautical and land life. This gives us a chance to see how physical changes effects the biological world. Glacier Bay is a world-wide valuable marine and land safe haven. A location that provides a peaceful area for people with a secluded wilderness that is swiftly vanishing from the earth today. A land of hope for continued understanding, reticence and humbleness to safeguard a portion of this mighty part of America, our Mother earth as she once was. It plays a role as one of the biggest internationally conserved Biosphere Reserves on earth, and is acknowledged by the United Nations as a Planet Heritage Site.
Summer temperatures generally range between 50 to 60 degrees. Winter temperatures hardly ever falls below 10 degrees, and regular lows at night are 25 to 40 degrees. Rain is the standard in southeast Alaska. April, May and June are customarily the driest months. September and October are the wet months.