Teacher Trainings

iTREC – Iditarod Trail to Every Classroom

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Check out more information about this place-based service learning teacher training on the iTREC! website. 



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


The National Park Service and Alaska Geographic partner to offer field courses in Denali through the Murie Science and Learning Center.

Offerings are different each year and have included in-depth courses on topics such as Glaciology, Wolves of Denali, Wildflowers and much more.

For this year’s offerings and to learn more, check out the Alaska Geographic Field Institute.


Field courses offered in the Chugach National Forest

Exploring Prince William Sound: Sea Kayaking

Instructed by Chugach National Forest Wilderness Rangers, the Exploring Prince William Sound course is designed specifically for teachers. Through this course, teachers have an immersive field experience while sharing strategies to incorporate the natural world into their classrooms. More info here.


Field Courses offered through Discovery Southeast



Check out these teacher-specific Southeast Alaska courses operated by Discovery Southeast.