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Searching for things to do with the kids or events for families? Look no further! Want to learn a new outdoor skill or get certified before you go hunting? We’ve got you covered! Looking for continuing education credits or professional development workshops for teachers? We provide them!

Check our event listings and mark your calendar to join us.

Hunter Education Events

The Hunter Information & Training Program, (HIT) offers a variety of certification and training courses as well hunter informational clinics. These courses are taught by qualified volunteer instructors and ADF&G personnel throughout the state. They include certification classes in Basic Hunter Education, Bowhunting, Muzzleloader, and Bear Baiting. Clinics include reloading, bow tuning and meat care to name a few. The HIT Program also offers these courses and clinics via the Mobile Shooting Sports trailer that visits remote, road accessible communities throughout the year. For classes and clinics in your area please check out these links:

2015 Events

Date Title Location Description
March 29, 2015 Beyond BOW Hunting Rifle Clinic - FULL Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 1, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture- Small Mammals of Southeast Alaska Juneau Small Mammals of Southeast Alaska, from bats to black marmots. What’s here, what’s not, and why the distribution is bizarre. Southeast was almost completely covered with ice until a few thousand years ago. What little critters colonized a landscape that was emerging from glaciers and rising from the sea? Where did they come from and how did they get here? Presented by Riley Woodford with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. This lecture series is sponsored by the Alaska Wildlife Alliance and is held at the Thunder Mountain High School Library.
April 1, 4 pm – 5 pm Connecting Scientists to Educators: Why is Soil Important? Online (Webinar) Part of the Connecting Scientists to Middle and High School Educators Seminar Series. Each session will be approximately 1 hour long, presented live on the internet via Blackboard Collaborate. Scientists will include a career connection, content, student activities, and additional resources. 

Additional Information

Teachers preparing teams for the Environthon will find the series very useful. A 1-credit CEU is being offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks by combining these presentations with the UAF Geophysical Institute’s “Science for Alaska Lecture Series.”  Preregistration is required for the webinar series and CEU. Visit https://anroe.wordpress.com & click on the Professional Development tab.Questions? Call Cathy Rezabeck at 907-250-4507.This workshop is made possible by a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and Alaska Natural Resource & Outdoor Education Association.

April 8, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island Region Anchorage Most of the Eastern North Pacific gray whale population migrates through Unimak Pass, Alaska. Over 100 killer whales also arrive to intercept them with effects that ripple through the near-shore and terrestrial ecosystem. Craig Matkin, Executive Director for the North Gulf Oceanic Society, will discuss this interaction and how it affects the marine ecosystem.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.

Additional Information

The Anchorage Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series is a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaska Geographic, Alaska Zoo, USGS and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

April 10, 6 pm – 9 pm Alaskans Afield- Introduction to Black Bear Hunting Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield Schedule page.
April 11, 9 am – 5 pm Mapping and Tracking Wildlife; Storytelling with ArcGIS Online for Teachers Anchorage Where are the bears and what are they up to? ADFG staff team up with Katie Kennedy of the UAF Geosciences/Alaska Geographic Alliance to present a 1 graduate level credit educator's workshop using lessons to apply ArcGIS/Google Earth along with location and video data from ADFG urban bears research to create a 'story map' that incorporates geospatial data with photograhy, video and text to create an impactful view of student's own community. Call Elizabeth Manning at 267-2168 to sign up now.

Additional Information

Follow up help available to Grade 6-12 educators to help implement the lessons, including classroom presentations by ADFG staff and other support as needed! You can do it! This workshops is made possible by a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and Alaska Natural Resource & Outdoor Education Association.

April 11, 10 am – 2 pm Alaskans Afield- Black Bear Field Dressing & Skinning Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
April 17 – 18, Apr. 18 4:30 pm –8:30 pm, Apr 18 8:30 am –4:30 pm Anchorage Project Learning Tree/Project WILD Workshop Anchorage All educators are invited to the hands-on, interdisciplanary workshop, which introduces educators to dynamic activities and content for teaching forest ecosystems, plants, wildlife habitat and wise use of natural resources.

Additional Information

This action -packed workshop includes content, lesson modeling, interactive activites and opportunties for planning and exchange of teaching ideas.Participants gain their own copies of the Porject Learning tree and Project WILD activity guides. Activities and content are correlated to Alaska State Content Standards. UAA Campus. The workshop can be taken for one graded UAA ED 580 credit. Contact Lilly Goodman-Allwright at Alaskainsights@matonline.net. This workshop is made possible by a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and Alaska Natural Resource & Outdoor Education Association.

April 17 – 18, Apr. 17 4 pm – 9 pm, Apr 18 9am – 5pm Schoolyard Habitats Palmer A Project WILD, Alaska Wildlife Curriculum Workshop for K-8 Educators. This workshop is tailored for teachers interested in developing outdoor learning opportunities. This one-credit workshop will provide educators with background knowledge and hands-on activities to incorporate outdoor learning at a schoolyard habitat and into your classroom plans. We will familiarize participants with a variety of curricula and resources to support and foster outdoor, place-based learning. This workshop will be fun, active and informative. Come prepared to share with your colleagues and spend time outside.
April 17-18, 2015 Beyond BOW Handgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 18, 2015 Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 28-29, 2015 Beyond BOW Staying Safe In Bear Country Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 29, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Brown Bears Palmer With Wildlife Technician, Drew Hamilton of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In early July through mid-August, chum salmon congregate between a series of rocks and boulders that form McNeil River Falls. Since there are only a few rivers in the area with similar fishing sites, brown bears congregate here in numbers that have brought McNeil River worldwide fame. Drew has spent several field seasons at McNeil and will share his impressive photographs and amazing tales! This lecture series is held at Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. 

Additional Information

The Mat-Su Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series is a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and USGS.

May 11-12, 2015 Beyond BOW Archery ABC's Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 15 -17, 2015 Southeast Spring BOW Workshop Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 16, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Map & Compass Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page.
May 17, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 30, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- First Aid in the Backcountry Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 13, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Archery For All Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Outdoor Survival Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Riflery Principles & Practice Mat Su Valley  For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 11, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Finding Your Way in the Woods Using Maps, Compass & GPS Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 11, 10 Alaskans Afield- Wild & Edible Plants Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 12, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 25, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- All Things Wild on the Wetlands Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 25 – 25, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Small Game Hunting Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 7-9, 2015 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake, Near Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Fly Fishing Fundamentals Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 8, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Big Game Hunting Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 8, 2015 Beyond BOW Field Dressing & Butchering Big Game Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 9, 2015 Beyond BOW Explore Bowhunting Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 11-12, 2015 Beyond BOW Shotgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 15, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Riflery Principles & Practice Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 22, 2015 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 17 - November 19, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Fall Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 1, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.