Calendar of Events
Educator Workshops


  • February 8, 9:45 – 11:45 am
    Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children Conference
    “But they’re just Playing! Nope, they’re learning!” Play is the fundamental way young children learn about the world around them. Teachers of young children learn how to help their charges gain physical, emotional and intellectual confidence to learn outside. Hilton Hotel, Anchorage Alaska. Conference registration is required.


  • January 24, 6 – 9 pm
    Growing Up WILD: Talking Science with Tots
    Early Childhood professional development for educators of young children. Learn how to engage children in science conversation, spark their observation skills and grow their natural curiosity. USFWS Visitor’s Center 402 Center Ave Kodiak. Cost $20 and includes the Growing Up WILD Curriculum Guide. Register: Questions: Call Brenda Duty, ADFG 907-267-2216
  • January 25 – 26, 1/25, 4:30–8:30pm; 1/26, 9–5pm
    Alaska’s Fabulous Fur Bearers!
    Featuring the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum, Bear’s of Alaska Teacher’s Guide and the Fur and Skull Guides of Alaska Mammals. Learn how you can use wildlife to teach adaptations, locomotion, animals signs, food chains/webs, ecology, habitat and patterns and inquiry! Open to parents, teachers, para-professionals, agency educators. 580 graduate level credit available, but not required. Meet with biologist Nate Svoboda during dinner hour. Nate will be on hand to answer questions about wildlife in the Kodiak area. USFWS Visitor’s Center 402 Center Ave Kodiak. Cost $50 and includes the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum Guide and your choice of one supplemental guide. Register at:  Questions: Call Brenda Duty 907-267-2216


  • February 22, 5:30–8:30pm
    Growing Up WILD: Discover, Learn, Explore!
    A hands-on interactive Early Childhood Professional Development Workshop that introduces the award winning conservation program that assists Pre-Kindergarten students though 7 years old in learning about wildlife, science and inquiry! Parents, caregivers, kindergarten teachers and agency professionals are all welcome. Training hours can be used for professional development, accreditation or grant match. UAF Northwest Campus 400 Front Street Nome, Alaska. Cost $20 includes Growing Up WILD Curriculum Guide. Register at:  Questions call: Brenda Duty 907-267-2216
  • February 22 – 23, 2/22, 5pm–8pm; 2/23, 8am–5pm
    Building Blocks of Ecology
    400 Front Street Nome, Alaska UAF NW Campus. For educators (teachers, para-professionals, parents) of students grades 3-12. This workshop helps educators better understand systems and how to teach about food webs, trophic levels, predator prey dynamics and more, with a focus on NW Alaska. The workshop is interdisciplinary and aligned to NGSS and state standards. We’ll also be working with Hyper Docs and other types of technology to produce lesson plans and activities for students. This is a graduate level course for recertification through UAA, with the help of UAF NW Campus. Registration: Questions: Brenda Duty 907-267-2216 or