What can I learn about at the UAF Extension Office in Anchorage?
Diabetes Prevention Program
Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that you:
- Are at risk for getting diabetes?
- Have prediabetes?
- Have borderline diabetes?
- Have high blood sugar or glucose?
- Have gestational diabetes?
Leslie Shallcross, Extension faculty and registered dietitian, will be leading a Diabetes Prevention Program geared toward those with a high risk for Type 2 diabetes who wish to prevent or delay the disease through lifestyle changes.
This program includes 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained Lifestyle Coach. A year-long commitment to the program is required. The first 8-week session will be held Mondays, March 31 - May 19.
Sign up for the 3 - 4:00 p.m. class or the 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. class. All classes will be held at the Anchorage District Extension Office, 1675 C St., Ste. 100.
Find out how to enroll (and have your questions answered) by contacting Leslie Shallcross today at 786-6313 or 786-6300!
Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Requests for enrollment will be accepted through March 24.
NEW! Small Business Workshops
Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., March 5 - 19
Join us for a series of classes co-sponsored by Extension and SCORE, a nonprofit association that offers free small business mentoring and low-cost workshops taught by business professionals. Sabrina Peterson, a SCORE mentor with business plan expertise, will teach the workshops:
• Fundamentals of Starting Your Small Business, March 5
• Demystifying the Financials of Your Business Plan, March 12
• Taking Your Business from Plan to Reality, March 19
The workshops are $40 each or all three for $100 and will be held an the Anchorage District Extension Office. For more information or to register, contact Sabrina Peterson at Sabrina.Peterson@SCOREvolunteer.org or Kathryn Dodge at email@example.com or 907-474-6497.
Submit requests and photos regarding local insects, plants or diseases you discover!
The information submitted is sent to a statewide team who will promptly respond with information regarding the sample. As needed, pertinent information can be sent to local or state land resource managers who may quickly respond to potential problems. To submit a photo for identification to the "Citizen Scientists" click here.
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Our office is open to the public year-round:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What's going on in 4-H?
For more information on 4-H activities in our area, check out the Anchorage 4-H page!
Check out our archived "Info & Ideas" Anchorage newsletters covering many different Extension-related topics.