Chugach Children’s Forest Blog

Welcome to a page for kids, parents, teachers, partners, and anyone who wants to learn more about the Chugach Children’s Forest. Read about our programs and expeditions, and see photos and videos from previous trips and expeditions.

Marine Stewardship Expedition Sailing through Prince William Sound

The 4th annual Prince William Sound Youth Expedition is headed into Valdez Arm today. Nine teens from Cordova, Valdez, Chenega Bay, Homer, and Anchorage boarded the Babkin boat in Whittier on June 20th and since then have been exploring Prince William Sound. With stops to monitor marine debris, lingering oil, and environmental change, not to mention the fun of paddling, hiking and watching … Read More

First Habitat Restoration Kayaking Expedition Hits the Sound!

On June 12 nine teens from around Southcentral Alaska departed from Whittier on a boat loaded with kayaks, camping gear, enough food for 10 days, 2 artists, a Forest Service kayak ranger, and great attitudes in spite of the steady rain. They met for the first time the day before while planning meals, packing gear, learning paddling skills, and reviewing safety equipment. The crew will be out in … Read More

Wetlands Youth Media Competition

In support of next spring's (2013) Wetlands Live broadcast from the Copper River Delta on the Chugach National Forest, the Chugach Children's Forest is hosting a media competition open to all Alaskan schools and youth organizations participating in wetland and watershed stewardship projects. Winner will be selected for "Crowd Favorites" and "Best Message" - each will win $1000 in field trip … Read More

Thank You REI Anchorage!

Huge thanks to REI Anchorage and all their members for a contribution of $10,000 to help support youth volunteer programs in the Chugach Children’s Forest in 2012. REI Anchorage is one of the Chugach Children’s Forest biggest supporters, providing assistance with gear and local expertise to help connect Alaska’s youth with their wonderful wild backyard! Stay tuned for all the inspiring stories … Read More

Teacher Scholarships

Update: The deadline for teacher scholarships are now closed. Please check back for opportunities in 2013, and get on our mailing list to be the first to know when next year's deadline opens! In 2012 we were thrilled to offer two scholarships for local teachers on a training course on Prince William Sound-- thanks to support from the Chugach National Forest!  Scholarships were also … Read More

Field Seminars

Birds of Denali (May 31 - June 3) Wolves & Dall Sheep: Denali's Key Predator Prey Tale (June 8-10) Denali’s BIG Five: Large Mammals in the Park (June 12 - 14) High Country Wildflowers (June 15 - 17) Denali Mosaic: Exploring Plant Diversity Patterns (June 22-24) Repeat Photography: Exploring Climate & Culture (July 6-8) Wildlife Tracking and Signs (July 13 - 15) Geology of … Read More