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2019 Events

Date Title Location Description
September 28 – February 22 Learning Through the Seasons: Place based learning for early childhood Eagle River September 28, 2019, November 23, 2019, February 22, 2020. Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River. Fun, fast paced and outdoors! Join us for the professional development opportunity especially for early childhood professionals, focusing on methods to integrate the natural world and wildlife in your classrooms. We’ll use the award winning Growing Up WILD and the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum. This is a ED 580 course through UAA for teacher recertification. You can attend all three sessions for the credit, although it is not required. There is a $50 registration fee. Register here: https://learningthroughtheseasons.eventbrite.com Contact: Brenda Duty Brenda.duty@alaska.gov 907-267-2216
October 26 Small Game Hunting (Alaskans Afield) Anchorage Register at Alaskans Afield

Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. In this class, you'll learn all about the basics of small game hunting, how to field dress small game, and how to recognize good hunting habitat. The class is taught by ADF&G small game biologist, Rick Merizon. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up) accompanied by an adult. All equipment provided.
October 28th & 29th, 6pm-10pm both nights Women's Only Hunter Education (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
November 2 Rifle Basics (Alaskans Afield) Juneau Register at Alaskans Afield

Learn the fundamentals of basic rifle marksmanship principles, sighting in and establishing a "zero" for your rifle, plus rifle maintenance and cleaning. Understand the pros and cons of different shooting positions and adapting to various distances.

Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years, must be accompanied by an adult
November 6, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Wildlife and Wildfire Mat-Su In select parts of the state, biologists and foresters work together to conduct prescribed fires to enhance wildlife habitat. The Delta Junction Bison Range is the site of recent prescribed fires and mechanical treatments to stimulate shrub species for moose forage and grouse habitat, as well as grass species that entice bison onto state lands. Join Sue Rodman as she discusses studies that support these management techniques, along with lessons learned from the recent treatments that will help managers improve their approach in the future. Location: Matanuska Experiment Farm 1509 S. Georgeson Drive, Palmer.
November 10, Sunday 8am–5pm Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 13 Intro to Ice Fishing (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
November 20 Draw Applications (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.
December 4, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Reindeer Mat-Su Reindeer, caribou, or confused? Join Kassie Colson as she discusses the wild caribou’s domestic counterpart, the reindeer, and their history in the state. From missionaries to the gold rush to today, reindeer have played an important role, and continue to have their impacts on wildlife even today. Location: Matanuska Experiment Farm 1509 S. Georgeson Drive, Palmer.
December 18 Trapping with the Alaska Trappers Association (Forum) Anchorage For additional details visit the Forums Schedule page.