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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:

2017 Events

Date Title Location Description
April 23, 2017 Beyond BOW Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 25, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
April 25-26, 2017 Beyond BOW Staying Safe In Bear Country Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 26-27, 2017 Beyond BOW Archery 101 Glennallen For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April Conserving Campbell Creek Through Education and Restoration Anchorage 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.

May 11, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
May 12-14, 2017 Southeast BOW Spring Workshop Juneau, Echo Ranch Camp For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 14, 12 pm – 4 pm Bear Aware Day at the Alaska Zoo Anchorage Alaska Zoo. Fun and educational Bear Awareness event for all ages. Learn how to live and recreate safely in bear country and watch as the Alaska Zoo's bears try to open bear-resistant trash cans! Hosted by the Zoo, ADF&G and other members of the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.Regular Zoo admission applies; mothers get in free for Mother's Day.
May 18, 20-21, 2017 Beyond BOW Wilderness Remote First Aid Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 20 Alaskans Afield Cooking in the Wild Mat-Su Come on out and join our partners at Onward and Upward for a fun day learning about cooking delicious and nutritious meals for your next wilderness outing. Together we will explore safe and efficient cooking methods, preparing healthy backcountry meals, foraging for natural and traditional foods, and we'll even cook a delicious lunch to share as a "family meal."
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May 21, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 27 Alaskans Afield Basic Survival Skills Fairbanks Be comfortable and confident when venturing outdoors. Learn what to put in your survival kit and how to use it. Learn survival skills — how to make a shelter, fire, keep safe if lost, signal for help and keep the right attitude in a survival situation. Bring a lunch, water, and prepare for the weather. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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May 31, 7 pm Bear Aware for Families Anchorage Campbell Creek Science Center. Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group. Geared for families with children. Learn to use bear spray. Free; open to the public.
June 3, 11 am – 4 pm Potter Marsh Discovery Day Anchorage Potter Marsh boardwalk, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Discover Potter Marsh and some of Alaska’s wildlife at Anchorage’s most popular wildlife viewing area. This family-friendly event brings you nature-related games and prizes, invertebrate sampling, birding stations along the boardwalk, captive birds from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, educational animals from the Alaska Zoo, kid-friendly archery range, fly and spin casting practice, and more. 

Additional Information

2880 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK; located at Mile 117 along the Seward Highway approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Anchorage (approximately 1/2 mile south of the Rabbit Creek Road exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range).

June 15, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
June 17 Alaskans Afield Tracking and Nature Observation Fairbanks Get ready for your summer activities and come learn how to identify animal tracks and other sign. Learn how to make plaster casts of animal tracks. Learn observation and awareness skills to help you see more wildlife. Bring snacks and water and be prepared to spend the time walking. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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June 23-25, 2017 Beyond BOW Backcountry Camping Adventure Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
June 25, 2 pm Living in Bear Country Presentation Eagle River Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd. Learn how to stay safe in bear country, including how to recreate safely and install an electric fence to protect chickens or other livestock from bears. Presentation by Tony Carnahan, a wildlife biologist with ADF&G. Free; $5 parking for non-members.
July 2017 Beyond BOW Paddle Boarding and Cold Water Survival Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 11, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
July 14 – 15 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting (Two-part class) Mat-Su Session I — Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started.
Session II — Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitats. Participants will have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat.
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July 15 Alaskans Afield Plants of the Boreal Forest Fairbanks Vegetation is the most visible part of our environment. Learn to identify the plants that surround you every day. Learn the major trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants of the boreal forest. We will also discuss their relationship to wildlife habitat, edibility, and other uses as well. Be prepared to spend several hours hiking through varied terrain and habitat. Adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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July 19 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting: Introduction Fairbanks Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitat in Interior Alaska. Although you do not need much to participate in small game hunting, we will cover the basics including regulations, firearms and gear prep. Interested youth are encouraged to attend with an adult.
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July 20 Alaskans Afield Field Dressing Small Game Fairbanks Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started. Prepare for a hands-on experience. Bring a small, sharp hunting knife if you have one. Adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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July 29 Alaskans Afield Judging Moose Antlers and Dall Sheep Horns Fairbanks As moose and sheep season approach, prepare yourself to judge antlers size and horn curl/aging in a field setting. Sheep horns and moose antlers of various sizes will be set up in the forest/field. Come learn techniques and test your skills. Bring your own binoculars and spotting scope if you have them. Some sets will be available for use. Adults and hunting age youth.
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July 29-30, 2017 Beyond BOW Backpacking Southeast AK Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 4-6, 2017 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp (near Fairbanks) For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8-9, 2017 Beyond BOW Shotgun Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 19, 2017 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting 101 Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 22, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
September 2017 Beyond BOW Intro to Deer Hunting & Field Dressing Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 29, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.