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Searching for things to do with the kids or events for families? Look no further! Want to learn a new outdoor skill or get certified before you go hunting? We’ve got you covered! Looking for continuing education credits or professional development workshops for teachers? We provide them!

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2018 Events

Date Title Location Description
May 29 – 30 Musk Ox! Exploring Science and Inquiry through WILDLIFE Anchorage/Palmer May 29, 8am-5pm, Dimond High School Anchorage, Alaska; May 30, 9am-5pm, Musk Ox Farm Palmer, Alaska. Educator Professional Development Workshop hosted by the Anchorage School District Summer Academy, Fish and Game and Musk Ox Farm. Learn how to engage students in observation/inquiry methods while you get up close and personal with some live musk ox on day 2. We'll demonstrate activities that feature the scientific method, the differences between ecosystems and habitats and the food chains within them. Take back to the classroom lessons about reintroduced species and the effects on habitat, predator-prey dynamics and the framework for engaging students in their own backyard. Place based, hands on! Register for this workshop at: https://muskox-exploringsciencethroughwildlife.eventbrite.com 

Additional Information

Educators from any school, camp, or organization may participate. UAA credit available but not necessary to participate. Contact Sierra Doherty with questions about the course sierra.doherty@alaska.gov

June 2, 11 am – 4 pm Potter Marsh Discovery Day Anchorage Potter Marsh boardwalk, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Discover Potter Marsh and some of Alaska’s wildlife at Anchorage’s most popular wildlife viewing area. This family-friendly event brings you nature-related games, invertebrate sampling, birding stations along the boardwalk, captive birds from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, educational animals from the Alaska Zoo, kid-friendly archery range, spin casting practice, and more.

Additional Information

2880 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK; located at Mile 117 along the Seward Highway approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Anchorage (approximately 1/2 mile south of the Rabbit Creek Road exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range).

June 2 Outdoor Survival (Alaskans Afield) Mat-Su Register at Alaskans Afield

Have you ever been stuck in the wilderness unexpectedly? Give yourself a better shot at surviving and being found by learning the basics of how to signal a rescue party, create an emergency kit, build a fire, and prevent bear encounters.
June 2, 2018 Beaver Skinning & Hide Prep (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
June 6, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesdays - Qiviut Mat-Su The Musk Ox Farm: 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK. Join local artist, Stephanie Bass as she shares the process of working with the fine hairs of muskox underfur, known as qiviut and other natural fibers. Listen to Musk Ox Farm staff describe the process of combing the farm animals to prepare their hair for artists to make hand knit scarves, hats and more.
June 12, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
June 16, 11 am – 3 pm Fun on the Flats Anchorage Reflections Lake, Mile 30 Glenn Hwy, Knik River Access Exit. Watch lake get stocked with fish, help pull invasive plant species, food truck on-site. Identify birds on the refuge. Nature walks, talks, booths and art. Live bird presentation. Bear spray demonstrations. Macroinvertebrates & water quality testing. Learn to cast a fly rod. Get outdoors and explore the refuge with family!
June 16 Tracking Game Animals (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

Tracking animals is an important yet a challenging skill. Whether you are hunting or taking pictures, learn how to find an animal before or after the shot. Learn how to trail by recognizing and following a string of clues through the forest. We will get you started with some principles of trailing and some practice in the field. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
June 22 - 24, 2018 Caines Head Backcountry Backpacking Adventure (Beyond Bow) Seward For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July, day to be determined Intro to Archery (Beyond Bow) Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 7 Big Game Field Dressing & Meat Processing (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

A hands-on experience with a big game animal (reindeer or sheep), gutting, skinning and learn tips about salvaging and storing meat in the field. Also, learn the cuts of meat, assess the condition, then cut meat into steaks, roasts or prepare it to be round; using a meat grinder to create burger, then wrap meat so it can be frozen and kept. A hands-on class, participants will take home the meat processed.
July 10, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
July 12 Introduction to Big Game Hunting (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

Interested in filling your freezer? Experienced hunters will teach you the basics of how to hunt for big game species on a budget and without expensive equipment, including how to read the regulations, where to go, and what to pack.
July 14 Archery for All (Alaskans Afield) Mat-Su Register at Alaskans Afield

How do you hold a bow? What is a "nock?" Can you really hit that target? Absolutely! Our expert instructors will have you shooting bows successfully in no time!
July 15, 2018 Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 21 Plants of the Boreal Forest – Identification (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

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. Learn what is available in our warm summer months and how to identify these local delicacies. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
August 1, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday: Photographing Wildlife Mat-Su The Musk Ox Farm: 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK.​ Photographer, Brent Reynolds, will share techniques for capturing beautiful and interesting photographs of wildlife in an ever-changing outdoor environment.  You are welcome to bring your own camera and take shots of muskox and the inspiring backdrop of the Musk Ox Farm.
August, date to be determined Step into Shotgun (Beyond Bow) Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August, day to be determined Deer Hunting in Southeast Alaska (Beyond Bow) Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 3-5, 2018 Interior BOW Summer Workshop Fairbanks, Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 7 - 8, 2018 Shotgun 101 (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 11 Small Game Hunting & Field Dressing (Alaskans Afield) Fairbanks Register at Alaskans Afield

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. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. Prepare for a hands-on experience. Bring a small, sharp hunting knife if you have one. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
August 14, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
August 17 – 18 Small Game Hunting (2-part class) (Alaskans Afield) Mat-Su Register at Alaskans Afield

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.
August 18, 2018 Duck Hunting 101 (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September, day to be determined Deer Field Dressing (Beyond Bow) Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 4, 8, & 9, 2018 Wilderness Remote First Aid, CPR, & AED (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 13 - November 15, 2018 Women's Fall Shotgun League (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 15, 10am–5pm Belugas Count! Anchorage Turnagain & Knik Arm Viewing Stations (10am – 1pm): whale counts & information. The Alaska Zoo (1pm-5pm): booths, presentations, & family activities. Hosted by NOAA Fisheries, ADF&G and other partners.  Come join the first annual Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Celebration and Citizen Count. Free. Additional Information or visit the Belugas Count! Facebook page.
October TBD, 2018 Trophy Rainbow Trout Adventure (Beyond Bow) Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 21, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 11, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.