Calendar of Events
Educator Workshops

Anchorage/Palmer

  • May 29 – 30
    Musk Ox! Exploring Science and Inquiry through WILDLIFE
    May 29, 8am-5pm, Dimond High School Anchorage, Alaska; May 30, 9am-5pm, Musk Ox Farm Palmer, Alaska. Educator Professional Development Workshop hosted by the Anchorage School District Summer Academy, Fish and Game and Musk Ox Farm. Learn how to engage students in observation/inquiry methods while you get up close and personal with some live musk ox on day 2. We'll demonstrate activities that feature the scientific method, the differences between ecosystems and habitats and the food chains within them. Take back to the classroom lessons about reintroduced species and the effects on habitat, predator-prey dynamics and the framework for engaging students in their own backyard. Place based, hands on! Register for this workshop at: https://muskox-exploringsciencethroughwildlife.eventbrite.com 

    Additional Information

    Educators from any school, camp, or organization may participate. UAA credit available but not necessary to participate. Contact Sierra Doherty with questions about the course sierra.doherty@alaska.gov

Kenai

  • May 11 – 12
    Alaska Animals! What’s WILD on the Kenai?
    Adaptations, Locomotion, Animal Signs, Food Chains/Webs, Ecology, Habitat, Patterns and a little animal Venn Shui! May 11, 5am-8:30pm, Kenai River Center Kenai River Center, Alaska 514 Funny River Road, Soldotna AK 99669; May 12, 9am-5pm, Kenai River Center. Attend one day or both! Educator Professional Development Workshop hosted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Cook Inlet Aqua Culture. Professional Development Workshop for educators, parents, agency staff and youth camp coordinators. Registration: https://alaskaanimalsonthekenai.eventbrite.com

    Additional Information

    • Focus on the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum, Growing Up WILD, Aquatic WILD and the NEW Alaska’s Bears Teacher’s Guide! • ADFG resources including training on using Trail Cameras (Critter Cams) to catch wildlife near your school! • Engage Inquiry based techniques and multiple disciplines into your lesson while building language arts skills. • Gain content background on a variety of wildlife species and topics...all questions big and small, are welcome. Contact: Brenda Duty at 907-267-2216 or brenda.duty@alaska.gov