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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!

Check our event listings and mark your calendar to join us.

Hunter Education Events

The Hunter Information & Training Program, (HIT) offers a variety of certification and training courses as well hunter informational clinics. These courses are taught by qualified volunteer instructors and ADF&G personnel throughout the state. They include certification classes in Basic Hunter Education, Bowhunting, Muzzleloader, and Bear Baiting. Clinics include reloading, bow tuning and meat care to name a few. The HIT Program also offers these courses and clinics via the Mobile Shooting Sports trailer that visits remote, road accessible communities throughout the year. For classes and clinics in your area please check out these links:

2016 Events

Date Title Location Description
December 7, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Dall Sheep in the Chugach Mat-Su Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer. With Tom Lohuis of ADF&G. Dall sheep inhabit some of the most extreme and rugged terrain in Alaska, including alpine ridges and steep slopes. The remoteness of sheep habitat protects them from threats, and yet Dall sheep populations in the Chugach have declined over the last 20-25 years. Tom Lohuis, sheep research biologist, will share his research investigating the potential causes for this decline, discuss what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has planned for the future, and consider what this might mean for sheep populations in Southcentral Alaska. For more information, email .

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Brought to you by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats, The Nature Conservancy & Mat-Su Salmon Habitat Partnership.

All Mat-Su WW talks will be held at UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 S. Georgeson Drive, Palmer, AK 99645. Meet in Kerttula Hall, upstairs classroom.

December 14, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: When Scientists Get Surprised: Brown Bear and Sea Otter Research at Katmai National Park Anchorage  Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Seeing is believing! Come learn what scientists discovered after installing remote cameras at two islands along the Katmai coast this summer. Grant Hilderbrand and Dan Monson of the USGS Alaska Science Center will share information, photos and videos on their studies of brown bears and sea otters along the Katmai National Park coast.

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Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

2017 Events

Date Title Location Description
April Conserving Campbell Creek Through Education and Restoration Anchorage Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery, Anchorage Alaska. Learn to lead students in service learning to conserve, preserve and restore riparian habitat in urban Alaska. This course is a combined Project WILD, Alaska Wildlife Curriculum and Project Learning Tree (PLT) Curriculum workshop for teachers grades 3-8 (you will receive copies of these). Stormwater runoff pollution is one of the major contributors to declining salmon runs, and one of the most preventable types of water pollution! Learn how you and your students can help conserve the banks (riparian habitat) of the Campbell Creek Tract. Teachers will receive hands on training in riparian repair to help them lead students in stewardship activities along our city’s most precious fish resource, Campbell Creek. Pre-Registration Required. call Cathy Rezabeck at 907-250-4507 or email

Additional Information

This workshop is part of a large Campbell Creek Restoration Grant involving sites including Taku Lake and Rovenna Street. Teachers district-wide are welcome. Teachers will be eligible to apply for a PLT grant for a spring restoration project. This workshop supports the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM.