Certified Public Manager Training
Extension will be hosting management classes in February and March in Anchorage 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 Anna-Mariah Kelly for more information at 907-474-5042.
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
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!
Schools on Trails Partnership
Kay Shoemaker Howell works with a variety of partners statewide to encourage youth, families and communities to get outdoors and explore the natural world. Kay is co-chair of the Get Outdoors Anchorage Coalition, which includes more than two dozen organizations that offer outdoor education and activities to youth and families.
The Schools on Trails Program operates under the umbrella of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s Live.Work.Play. campaign and the Anchorage Trails Initiative. Additional partners of Schools on Trails include representatives of the Anchorage Park Foundation, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Anchorage School District, Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Park Service, the Copper Whale Inn and a growing list of community organizations and individuals.
Schools on Trails projects designed by students at other schools include a trail around a school that includes an amphitheater, a wildlife-viewing treehouse, PE activity space and a mushroom hike. Professionals, including graphic designers, park rangers and environmental scientists, meet with students to apply map and design elements to their ideas. The idea, Shoemaker said, is to get kids involved in their schools, civic engagement and in exploring their local trails and streams.
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