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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 6-8, 2015 Winter BOW Workshop - FULL - Waiting List Only Mat Su Valley, Chickloon For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 11, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bristle-thighed Curlew Anchorage Learn about Alaska’s rare shorebird and its connection to national wildlife refuges in Hawaii and the Pacific. Kristine Sowl, a wildlife biologist with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, takes you on a journey to its remote western Alaska breeding grounds and winter home on the islands and atolls of the Pacific.  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,

March 13, 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm Mendenhall Glacier Fireside Lecture Series: Bats! Winged Wonders of the Night Juneau "Bats! Winged Wonders of the Night" Citizen science and biological research teach us how Juneau’s five species of bats survive in SE Alaska’s coastal rainforest. ADF&G’s Karen Blejwas and Michael Kohan report their findings.This lecure series is held at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center in the auditorium.
March 18, 4 pm – 5 pm Connecting Scientists to Educators: Intertidal Ecology - Life on the Edge Online (Webinar) Part of the Connecting Scientists to Middle and High School Educators Seminar Series. With Beth Trowbridge, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. 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, additional resources, and Q & A. 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.
March 25, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Fur Seals and Weddell Seals: From Open Ocean to Icy Shores Palmer Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer, AK. With Roxanne Beltran of University of Alaska. Although pinnipeds are some of the most far-ranging animals on the planet, researchers are still searching to answer many questions about their basic life histories. What do these animals eat? How far do these animals travel? How deep do they dive? How do their annual life cycles work? In this talk, we will discuss current research methods for exploring these questions, focusing on Antarctica’s Weddell seals and Alaska’s Northern fur seals.
March 29, 2015 Beyond BOW Hunting Rifle Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 1, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture- Small Mammals of Southeast Alaska: What's here? Why and Why not? 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, additional resources, and Q & A. 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.
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 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 place-based 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. 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! Call Elizabeth Manning at 267-2168 to sign up now. MLP listing to appear shortly. 
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. The action -packed workshop includes content, lesson modeling, interactive activites and opportunties for planning and exchange of teaching ideas. Participants gain their own copeis 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
April 17-18, 2015 Beyond BOW Handgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 18, 2015 BOW 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 Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer, AK. 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!
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 17, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 12, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 7-9, 2015 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake, Near Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule 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 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.