2016 Teacher Trainings

iTREC – Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom

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Check out more information about this place-based service learning teacher training here: https://www.chugachchildrensforest.org/programs/education/itrec

Application: 2016-2017 iTREC! Application

 

Alaska Geographic Field Courses

These place-based education programs for teachers are available for professional development credits at University of Alaska, Anchorage through our partners at Alaska Geographic.

Each summer field-based teacher trainings are offered by Alaska Geographic through the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali and Discovery Southeast (based out of Juneau). Join us for a head-first dive into fascinating subject matter. Shoulder-to-shoulder with other teachers, scientists and specialists we will experiment with activities, and discuss methods, tools, and resources.

The field courses are active learning experiences and custom-designed to explore a unique aspect of Alaska. Some involve hiking between two and five miles, while others are based out of kayaks, charter boats, or the Alaska state ferry. Most meals, lodging, equipment, and transportation are provided in the cost of tuition.

Participants on these teacher trainings must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for sudden changes in weather. Hiking distance and physical fitness levels are described in greater detail in each course overview document.

Field courses offered through the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park

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Winter Ecology: Ski and Dogsled Adventure
February 20 – 24
Denali National Park and Preserve

Birds of Wonder Lake (Lodge-based)
June 3 – 6
Denali National Park and Preserve

Birds of Denali
June 8 – 10
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali’s Large Mammals: Past, Present, and Future
June 10 – 12
Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildflower Walks
June 15 – 17
Denali National Park and Preserve

Landscape Painting
June 23 – 26
Denali National Park and Preserve

Climate Change: Seeing, Understanding, Teaching
June 28 – July 1
Denali National Park and Preserve

100 Years of Geology in Denali
July 6 – 8
Denali National Park and Preserve

Field Sketching
July 8 – 10
Denali National Park and Preserve

Predators, Prey, and Politics
July 22 – 24
Denali National Park and Preserve

Glaciology: Backcountry Science
July 28 – August 1
Denali National Park and Preserve

Family Adventure Camp
August 4 – 7
Denali National Park and Preserve

Mushrooms of Denali
August 10 – 12
Denali National Park and Preserve

Living Legacies: Hiking in the Footsteps of Denali’s Conservation Icons
August 24 – 26
Denali National Park and Preserve

Autumn Odyssey
August 31 – September 2
Denali National Park and Preserve

Read more here: http://akgeo.org/field-courses/

 

Field courses offered in the Chugach National Forest

Exploring Prince William Sound: Sea Kayaking
June 8 – 14
Chugach National Forest

More about courses offered on the Chugach:   http://akgeo.org/field-courses/teacher-opportunities/

 

 

 

IMG_4765Field Courses offered through Discovery Southeast

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2016 field course schedule.

Read more here: http://www.discoverysoutheast.org/