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Anchorage

  • April 8, 9 am – 5 pm
    ADF&G Professional Development Workshop: Alaska Animals
    Discover resources from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Zoo that complement and support the Anchorage School District's Alaska Animals kit and curriculum for first grade students. Hands-on lessons and field trip opportunities at the Alaska Zoo will be emphasized. Learn to incorporate science, technology, math, language arts, arts, civics - and fun, outdoor learning - into your wildlife lessons. All grades are welcome; best suited for early elementary grades and early childhood. 

    Additional Information

    Details: Workshop is geared toward early elementary educators but may be suitable for early childhood too, and will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Building, 4731 O'Malley Road.  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 Kristen Romanoff (Wildlife Education Supervisor in Juneau), kristen.romanoff@alaska.gov; 907-465-8547. After March 20, contact Elizabeth Manning in Anchorage, elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov, 907-267-2168. 

  • 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.