Alaskans Afield


Class Information Date(s) Facility Cost per adult
Cooking in the Wild

Come on out and join our partners at Onward and Upward for a fun day learning about cooking delicious and nutritious meals for your next wilderness outing. Together we will explore safe and efficient cooking methods, preparing healthy backcountry meals, foraging for natural and traditional foods, and we'll even cook a delicious lunch to share as a "family meal."

Register for Cooking in the Wild
Saturday, May 20, 10 am-1:00 pm Spring Creek Farm $35
Riflery – Principles & Practice

Our expert marksmen and women will introduce you to the fundamentals of shooting a .22 caliber rifle safely and accurately. Learn to shoot in various positions, including prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up) accompanied by an adult.

Register for Riflery – Principles & Practice
Saturday, August 26, 10am – 2pm United Methodist Church of Chugiak (meet here for orientation) and Birchwood Shooting Range $55
Small Game Hunting (Two-part class)

Session I — Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started.

Session II — Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitats. Participants will have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat.

Register for Small Game Hunting (Two-part class)
Friday, July 14, 5:30 pm – 8 pm; July 15, 10 am – 1:00 pm Matanuska Farm & Hatcher Pass $20