Alaskans Afield

Fairbanks

Class Information Date(s) Facility Cost per adult
Basic Survival Skills

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.

Register for Basic Survival Skills
May 27, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm TBA $25
Tracking and Nature Observation — CANCELED

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.

— Not yet available for registration.
June 17, 2017, 10am – 2pm TBA $20
Plants of the Boreal Forest

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.

Register for Plants of the Boreal Forest
July 15, 2017, 10am – 2pm Multiple Locations TBA $20
Small Game Hunting: Introduction

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.

Register for Small Game Hunting: Introduction
July 19, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm ADF&G, 1300 College Rd. Fairbanks AK $20
Field Dressing Small Game

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.

Register for Field Dressing Small Game
July 20, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm ADF&G office, 1300 College Rd. Fairbanks AK $20
Judging Moose Antlers and Dall Sheep Horns

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.

Register for Judging Moose Antlers and Dall Sheep Horns
July 29, 2017, 10 am – 1:00 pm ADF&G, 1300 College Rd. Fairbanks AK $0