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  • June 5 – 6, 9am – 5pm
    A New Home on the Range: Wood Bison Restoration Field-Trip
    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage Alaska. The Alaska Wood Bison is North America’s largest land animal and once had a thriving population in Alaska. Wood Bison left the Alaska landscape years ago, until a small herd was discovered in Canada. In this workshop learn the natural history of these behemoth cousins of the Plains Bison and the effort to repopulate Alaska with wood bison through a reintroduction project. We’ll learn about the natural history of wood bison, why this project became important and how the initiative began to make it happen. We’ll use science, civics, social studies and math to demonstrate how educators can engage students in a place-based themed series of lessons for the classroom and beyond and then meet these mighty mammals up close with biologist Tom Seaton. Both days will take place at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, one of the major partners of this project. 

    Additional Information

    This workshop is part of the Anchorage School District Summer Academy and is open to any educator across the state. This is a 1 credit graduate level 580 course to be used for recertification. Call with questions: Brenda Duty brenda.duty@alaska.gov 907-267-2216  To Register: https://woodbison.eventbrite.com