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>The Alaska Master Naturalist Program is offering a Certified Alaska Master Naturalist Arctic Ecoregion Course June 12-17. Dan Wetzel of Nature Alaska Tours will lead the one-week field tour. The Alaska Master Naturalist Program is designed for teachers, nonformal educators and anyone who enjoys learning about the natural world, sharing that knowledge and supporting conservation of Alaska’s natural resources. Participants will learn about the natural history, ecology and geology of the Beaufort Coastal Plain, the Brooks Foothills and the Brooks Range, which are the three ecoregions of Alaska’s Polar Domain. Kay Shoemaker, director of the program, coordinated the class, which costs $2,350 and includes three nontranscripted CEUs. To register or for information, call Dan Wetzel at 907-488-3746 or 907-699-3746 or email him at dwetzel@alaska.net.

>A five-day training will be offered in Fairbanks during June to teach health professionals and community volunteers how to deliver two health education programs on the self-management of diabetes and of chronic disease. Leslie Shallcross, a registered dietician and agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will lead the training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-16. The training is co-sponsored by the Alaska Nurses Association, Extension and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Continuing education credits in nursing are available. The cost is $185. For more information or registration, contact Shallcross at 907-474-2426 or lashallcross@alaska.edu.

>The 2017 4-H Peony Root Sale in Fairbanks is offering three varieties for sale: pink Sarah Bernhardt, white alba plena and magenta Felix Supreme. $15 each or $25 with planting. Roots will be available the end of May or first of June. Contact Marla Lowder at the Tanana District Office at 474-2427 or mklowder@alaska.edu.

>Art Nash is offering a free, all-day workshop June 11 at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks. The workshop will go from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with sessions on residential wood boilers; choosing a wood stove; comparing pellets, chips and logs; emissions and particulates; greenhouse heat; biochar; and splitting, stacking and covering wood. Sessions will be taught by a variety of instructors from Extension and UAF. See the schedule and contact Art at alnashjr@alaska.edu or 474-6366 with questions.

>Art Nash is hosting a wood burning workshop in Anchorage on June 2 at the BP Energy Center from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Topics will include residential wood boilers; choosing a wood stove; comparing pellets, chips and logs; emissions and particulates; greenhouse heat; biochar; and splitting, stacking and covering wood. Contact Art with questions at alnashjr@alaska.edu or 907-474-6366.

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