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Anchorage

  • January 28, 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
    Growing Up WILD: How nature can help young children understand and deal with change
    Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children Conference.This workshop is included in the registration for the conference. http://www.anchorageaeyc.org/ 
  • April
    Conserving Campbell Creek Through Education and Restoration
    Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery, Anchorage Alaska. Learn to lead students in service learning to conserve, preserve and restore riparian habitat in urban Alaska. This course is a combined Project WILD, Alaska Wildlife Curriculum and Project Learning Tree (PLT) Curriculum workshop for teachers grades 3-8 (you will receive copies of these). Stormwater runoff pollution is one of the major contributors to declining salmon runs, and one of the most preventable types of water pollution! Learn how you and your students can help conserve the banks (riparian habitat) of the Campbell Creek Tract. Teachers will receive hands on training in riparian repair to help them lead students in stewardship activities along our city’s most precious fish resource, Campbell Creek. Pre-Registration Required. call Cathy Rezabeck at 907-250-4507 or email anroeak@gmail.com

    Additional Information

    This workshop is part of a large Campbell Creek Restoration Grant involving sites including Taku Lake and Rovenna Street. Teachers district-wide are welcome. Teachers will be eligible to apply for a PLT grant for a spring restoration project. This workshop supports the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM.

Fairbanks

  • January 23 – 27
    UAF Pre-Service Teachers Workshop - closed group
    Join Mike Taras and Erik Anderson of ADFG as they introduce the many and varied resources available to teachers across the state to teach about Alaska's wildlife and habitat, from curriculum to hands on learning materials and science literacy, and it's all about Alaska's Wildlife.

Homer

  • February 18, 9:30 am – 4 pm
    Growing Up WILD: Early Environmental Experiences
    Alaska Center for Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK. Growing Up WILD (Project WILD) Early Environmental Experiences (Project Learning Tree) Workshop for teachers of kids K-grade 2. Get trained to use Project Learning Tree and Project WILD’s Growing up Wild. These two fabulous curriculums use best practices in early childhood education to get young children exploring their natural world. The guides contain nature-based themes complete with background information, outdoor activities, ideas for health snacks, math, art, songs, literature, and more. In addition, you’ll learning fascinating things about Alaskan plants and animals. Join us for a fun day-dressed for the weather— and be ready to hit the ground running with a new nature-based bag of tricks! Earn 6 contact hours/also used towards NAEYC accreditation. Contact seth@akcoastalstudies.org or call 235-6714 to register.

Juneau

  • February 17 – 18, Feb. 17, 4:30 pm – 8 pm; Feb. 18, 9 am – 4 pm
    ADF&G Professional Development Workshop: 'I'm Not Mean, I'm Just Hungry!"
    Discover the interesting ways biologists estimate wolf and deer populations in Southeast Alaska’s dense rainforest. Wolves and Sitka black-tailed deer dance a fascinating predator/prey dance within the habitat. Gain insight about these elusive mammals and their role in the ecosystem. Meet the scientists who study them, sometimes without ever seeing them! ADF&G education specialists will demonstrate in this workshop how you can integrate lessons from the newly updated Wildlife for the Future Curriculum Guide into timely, relevant and meaningful experiences for your students using math, science, language arts and civics! Oh- and have some fun while you learn! 

    Additional Information

    Details: Workshop is geared toward educators of grades 5 through 12, and will be held at the Douglas Island State Office Building, in the King Conference Room. A portion of the workshop will be held outdoors. Cost is $30 for the workshop; credit is available for an additional $79 through the University of Alaska. To register contact Brenda Duty, brenda.duty@alaska.gov; 907-267-2216.