Calendar of Events
Educator Workshops


  • 9/23/22 – 9/24/22 September 23 (5:30-9pm) & 24, 2022 (5:30-9pm)
    Hunter Education Instructor Training for Teachers
    Credit Course! Registration closes Sept 7, 2022. Online course work to be completed before the September 23 (5:30-9pm) and 24, 2022 (5:30-9pm) meeting dates at the Rabbit Creek Shooting Park in Anchorage. That's right! Teachers can earn professional development credit for becoming a hunter ed instructor for their students. Great for generalists, PE or Adventure class teachers. All materials are provided by ADF&G Hunter Information and Training Program, you only pay for the credit through UAA. This course focuses on safe firearm handling, the ecology of hunting and personal responsibility for safety. No prior hunting or shooting experience needed!
    Contact: Maria Bakic 907-267-2241
  • 9/10/22 – 10/1/22 Fall 2022
    Teacher Institute Seminar Series (TISS) Fall 2022 — Place-Based Learning Resources
    In this 4-part series, teachers will learn about access to resources and methods that support integrating 'Place-Based Learning' into their math, science, physical education and language arts lessons. Teachers who register and attend all 4 sessions can obtain a graduate level credit from UAA for re-certification. Cost for all 4 sessions is $35.00 or $10.00 individually. Contact: or call 907-267-2216 to register.

    Session 1: Sept 10, 2022 8:30-12:30pm Resource Education Round-up Virtual
    Teachers! Join us for a fun and engaging virtual meeting to learn about Resource Education using 'Place-Based Learning'(PBL) in Alaska. Recent research shows that students who learn about their 'place' in that 'place' are more likely to care about and foster those resources. You can engage PBL using science, social studies, math, PE and literacy with the many resources available to you. Come to this one-stop shop to find out how you can enhance your lessons with relevant, timely and accessible materials and opportunities. Hosted by Annette Heckert, USFWS and Brenda Duty, ADFG and the Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association. Limit 35 teachers

    Session 2: ALSO Sept 10 2022 1-4:00PM Learning About Your Place at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC)
    What's the big deal about our 'Place'? Teachers will find out when they meet up at the Historical Anchorage Courthouse and enter the diverse access points to the public lands of Alaska. Thirty-two unique eco-regions host refuges, critical habitats, parks, preserves, and archeological districts managed by state and federal agencies and are among the public lands highlighted at the center. Come and explore how you and your students can get closer to the uninhabited Alaska and its resources as well as Alaska's cultures and human history. APLIC is a great place for a field trip (and not just because it's FREE), it offers programs for students including local fishing adventures (summer and winter) for students and hosts a myriad of educational teacher's kits (over 20) offered through its many state and federal partners. Led by Glenn Hart of APLIC and Brenda Duty, ADFG at the Anchorage Historic Courthouse, 605 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska. Limit 35 teachers

    Session 3: Sept 17, 2022 8:30am-12:30pm Edzoocation Extravaganza! At the Alaska Zoo
    Teachers take a grown-up field trip to learn about all the on-campus and at school outreach opportunities to help supplement their teaching using place-based learning techniques-outside! Find out about program offerings such as a Self-Guided Safaris around the zoo, a Zoo School lesson, and a special guest appearance with an outreach animal so students can observe animal locomotion, learn about conservation, changing landscapes and habitats and the Zoo's role in supporting species survival. Teachers who attend this event can engage early sign up for the Holiday Zoo School programs, special access to exhibits and resources to take back to the classroom. Led by Taylor Cherry, AK ZOO and Brenda Duty, ADFG. Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, Alaska. Limit 35 teachers

    Session 4: Oct 1, 2022 10:30-2:30pm Become a Skull Detective at the ARLIS Library on the UAA Campus
    In this session learn the background on a wide range of wildlife skulls and the stories they tell about wildlife nutrition, habitat, and adaptations. We'll describe skull features, discuss how to help students overcome concerns about handling skulls, create ancestral keys, explore the art of skull drawing and engage some language arts with the newest edition of the Alaska's Wild Wonders Kids Magazine: Skulls! Teachers will also learn how they can check out skull kits for use in their classroom and science nights. This session is all hands on. We'll also wrap up with the tenants building Place Based Learning in Alaska with the Alaska Natural Resource & Environmental Literacy Plan. Led by Brenda Duty, ADFG and Jon Henley, ARLIS. Address: 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, Alaska. Limit 35 teachers