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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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2019 Events

Date Title Location Description
Wednesday, July 24, 6pm–9pm Sheep Hunting Clinic (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
August 4, Sunday 10am–4pm RCSP Sighting in Day (HIT Clinic) Anchorage For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
September 21, 10am – 5pm Belugas Count! Anchorage Anchorage, Homer, Kenai and stations along Cook Inlet. Turnagain & Knik Arm Viewing Stations (10am – 2pm): whale counts & information. The Alaska Zoo (1pm-5pm): booths, presentations, & family activities. Hosted by NOAA Fisheries, ADF&G and other partners.  Come join the third annual Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Celebration and Citizen Count. Free. Additional Information or visit the Belugas Count! Facebook page.
September 28 – February 22 Learning Through the Seasons: Place based learning for early childhood Eagle River September 28, 2019, November 23, 2019, February 22, 2020. Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River. Fun, fast paced and outdoors! Join us for the professional development opportunity especially for early childhood professionals, focusing on methods to integrate the natural world and wildlife in your classrooms. We’ll use the award winning Growing Up WILD and the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum. This is a ED 580 course through UAA for teacher recertification. You can attend all three sessions for the credit, although it is not required. There is a $50 registration fee. Register here: https://learningthroughtheseasons.eventbrite.com Contact: Brenda Duty Brenda.duty@alaska.gov 907-267-2216
October 2 – 5 Ecology and Pedagogy of Place / Growing Up WILD Valdez Two professional development workshops. Growing up WILD for early childhood educators, teachers, care providers and parents are invited to learn how you can help give your ‘littles’ a leg up on science, early math, socio-emotional domains and more using wildlife as a theme. Ecology! This workshop is for K-12 educators of the Valdez area. Come learn how you can create relativity to your lessons using a multi-disciplinary approach. This is a very interactive and engaging workshop that will keep you moving and outside! Food webs, ecological relationships, carbon/nitrogen cycles and more! Review of kits and materials to add dimension to your lessons. Contact Brenda Duty Brenda.duty@alaska.gov registration forth coming.
October 5 Intro to Archery (Alaskans Afield) Juneau 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!
October 9 Pike Fishing (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
October 10 – 12 ADF&G / TASK Presentation Nome ADF&G staff join with UAF TASK (Teacher Ambassadors Sharing Knowledge) team, teachers from NW Alaska and Hawaii to exchange history, culture and the landscapes that surround them. This is a closed professional development event. Contact: Brenda Duty brenda.duty@alaska.gov 907-267-2216
Saturday, Oct. 12, 9am – noon Intro to Archery (Beyond Bow) Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 16 Taste of The Wild — Wild Game Cooking (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
October 26 Small Game Hunting (Alaskans Afield) Anchorage Register at Alaskans Afield

Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. In this class, you'll learn all about the basics of small game hunting, how to field dress small game, and how to recognize good hunting habitat. The class is taught by ADF&G small game biologist, Rick Merizon. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up) accompanied by an adult. All equipment provided.
November 10, Sunday 8am–5pm Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 13 Intro to Ice Fishing (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
November 20 Draw Applications (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
December 18 Trapping with the Alaska Trappers Association (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.