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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
January 23 – 27 UAF Pre-Service Teachers Workshop - closed group Fairbanks 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.
January 24, 2017 Beyond BOW Handgun Cleaning & Maintenance Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
January 26, 2017 Beyond BOW Rifle & Shotgun Cleaning & Maintenance Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
January 28, 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm Growing Up WILD: How nature can help young children understand and deal with change Anchorage Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children Conference.This workshop is included in the registration for the conference. http://www.anchorageaeyc.org/ 
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!" Juneau 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. 

February 18, 9:30 am – 4 pm Growing Up WILD: Early Environmental Experiences Homer 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.
February 19, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 24-26, 2017 Beyond BOW Back Country Ski Adventure Juneau Lake, Resurrection Trail For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 25, 2017 Beyond BOW: Tracks & Signs on the Tracks! Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 2 - May 11, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Spring Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 10-12, 2017 BOW Winter Workshop - Email for Waiting List Chickaloon For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 26, 2017 Beyond BOW Big Game Hunting Rifle Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 10-11 & 13, 2017 Beyond BOW Fur Sewing Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 2017 BOW Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 21-22, 2017 Beyond BOW Handgun Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 23, 2017 Beyond BOW Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 25-26, 2017 Beyond BOW Staying Safe In Bear Country Anchorage 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 18, 20-21, 2017 Beyond BOW Wilderness Remote First Aid Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 21, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage 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.
October 29, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.