Calendar of Events
Educator Workshops

Anchorage

  • November 3 – 4, Nov. 3, 4:30 – 8:30 pm; Nov. 4, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Wild and Alive! Ecology and Natural Systems of Alaska
    Alaska Pacific University. This professional development workshop is designed to specifically complement and bring a sense of local relevance to Anchorage School District middle and high science courses focusing on ecology, biology, life science, natural science, environmental science and marine biology. Through place-based activities from the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum and guest speakers, we’ll explore current wildlife topics in Alaska and discuss citizen science opportunities to help bring these subjects alive for students. Class size is limited so sign up now on https://wildandalive.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call Elizabeth Manning of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at (907) 459-7378.

Fairbanks

  • October 14 – 19
    Exploring Science and Wildlife through Inquiry
    Oct. 14, 9 - 5 pm; Oct. 17, 5 - 8:30pm; Oct. 19,  5 - 8:30 pm. Do you dream of doing hands-on, student-led science investigations with your students, but find scientific inquiry intimidating? If so, this professional development workshop is for you! Using place-based activities from the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum we’ll get your students outside and engaged in learning about Alaska’s wildlife. We’ll explore caribou populations, identify bird songs, join a citizen science effort, learn how biologists count animals and much more. Class size is limited so sign up now on Eventbrite. Questions? Call Heather McFarland at (907) 459-7378.

    Additional Information

    This professional development workshop is a 500 level course through UAA using the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Alaska wildlife and how to teach about it. 

Juneau

  • October 19
    Growing Up WILD – closed workshop
    Juneau School District.

Palmer/Wasilla

  • October 28 – November 10
    Birding and Beyond!
    3 sessions:
    ·Saturday, October 28 9:00AM–4:00PM, Machetanz Elementary School
    ·Wednesday, November 1 7:00PM—9:00PM, Matanuska Experiment Farm
    ·Friday, November 10 Noon—5:00PM,  Machetanz Elementary School
    Join regional educator Sierra Doherty and special guest speakers as they explore how to connect students to birds and their natural environment. Educators will learn how to engage students on field trips into the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge, teach students how to identify birds by ear, engage students in citizen science projects, and hear from ADFG researchers on bird-related projects. To register visit Eventbrite or call Sierra Doherty at 907-861-2104. 

    Additional Information

    This professional development workshop is a 500 level course through UAA using the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum, Project WILD and Flying WILD.