Spring Schedule Available

Come learn practical skills for life. We have classes on food preservation, fermentation, composting and much more.

Click here to access the 2015 Spring Schedule.

Wednesday, May 6, 4 - 6:00 p.m.

Preserving and Transforming Food with Fermentation. Learn about the science and health benefits behind the latest slow food movement. Registration required. Class fee: $10. Register here.

Alaska Certified Public Manager

Classes Offered this May

Extension will be hosting management classes in May as part of the Professional and Workforce Development Program. The one- and two-day classes apply toward the Certified Public Manager Program but are open to anyone interested in professional development. The program is a nationally accredited management development program designed to develop management, supervision and leadership skills. One-day classes are $125 and two-day classes are $250.

Registration and a full schedule are available online. Contact Juella Sparks for more information at 907-474-7115.

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.

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UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: 907-786-6300
Fax: 907-786-6312


Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 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!

4-H Team Wins Envirothon

The 4-H Statewide Envirothon Team, the "Vengeful Buttercups" are state champions!  Last weekend they swept 5 competitions, Forest Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Soils and Landscape Analysis and Urban Forestry at the Alaska Envirothon.  The team won $5000 and will represent Alaska 4-H at the International Envirothon Championship in Springfield, Missouri in July.

The winning team: Emily Carson, Abraham Walton, Samantha Summerville, Hallie Brown, Shannyn Bird and coach Kay Shoemaker.

The team would like to thank the Cooperative Extension Agents, who helped instruct them during virtual field trips and during the competitions.  Many thanks to Kay Shoemaker (team coach), Gino Graziano (intructor/volunteer), Julie Riley (instructor), and Meg Burgett (volunteer).

Check out our archived "Info & Ideas" Anchorage newsletters covering many different Extension-related topics. 

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