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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

We are delighted your child will be a member of the Alaska Endeavour expedition to Black Bay, Alaska, from June 1 through June 12, 2024. The benchmark study we'll be doing is important research, and your child's author credit will be well-earned.


Black Bay is on Chicagof Island, at the coordinates 57.7101 -136.1328 (you can cut and paste these coordinates into Google Earth to see a satellite image of the bay and the surrounding area).

This wild and protected bay in the middle of Chicagof Island is filled with wildlife – Brown Bears, Sitka Blacktail deer, Steller Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, Sand Hill Cranes, and salmon and rockfish.

The team will fly in and out of Sitka (on Alaska Airlines).

The Endeavour’s route north is very protected: north through Krestof Sound, Neva Strait, and Salsbury Sound, with stops in Ford Arm, Klag Bay (and its ghost town), and Kimsham Cove (with its gold mine) to Black Bay.  The route back south is on the outside of Kruzof Island (conditions permitting).


At this point, you have downloaded and signed the Expedition Agreement, made your deposit, and participated in the orientation meeting


Now, it's time to pay the second half of the student portion of the costs ($1,229.00). Please use the payment portal, below.

Please reach out to us at with any questions.

We're looking forward to having your child on board!

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