What is a water trail anyway?
While the concept of a water trail might sound foreign to many, Alaska boasts a couple popular water trails that generally go by another name. The Swanson River Canoe Trail and the Nancy Lake Canoe Trail are both well-traveled water trails.
Sure, all natural habitats are important. But some have a special power – for both nature and people.
That’s the case for the estuary, that place where the world’s three most dominant natural realms meet.
Anchorage Library planners have outdone themselves this month with more interesting and diverse events scheduled than in years. The Zombie Apocalypse returns to Loussac on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the scavenger hunt maze open from 6:45-10 pm.
Another noteworthy event this month is the grand opening of Loussac’s new early literacy center for young children.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action have appointed new Youth Organizers for the 2013-14 year.
The 16 students are from all over the state and have a deep passion for keeping Alaska’s environment healthy.
The goal of becoming the Electric Vehicle capital of the U.S. just got a lot closer for Juneau groups and electric vehicle supporters.
The Juneau Community Foundation in partnership with the City & Borough of Juneau is the recipient of the $25,000 award that will go toward public charging stations.
In the 3rd grade, Suellyn Wright Novak was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She told her teacher she wanted to be a colonel in the Air Force in Alaska – and the teacher was so shocked at the clarity of her vision that she convened a parent-teacher conference where Novak’s parents.
Waves of Change: Kodiak Stories of the 1964 Earthquake and Tsunami was a two-week long history and film course in which Kodiak youth researched the under-documented stories that relate to the 1964 earthquake and tsunami.
Students conducted interviews with elders and scientists, engaged in archival and secondary source research, and shot, directed and edited their own films.
What does being a Northerner mean to you? Weigh in, and then watch.
Snow Screen: A Northern Film Festival will feature YouTube videos with a Northern theme, curated and shown on the big screen.
Executive burn out? Maybe you need a break…
Nonprofit and tribal executives, listen up! Are you tired and stressed? Haven’t had a vacation in months or years? A sabbatical may be just what you need.
If you have artistic tendencies, visions of unicorns, love performing or simply want to explore what feats you’re capable of, don’t miss out on this adventure!
This fish was caught on the Kanektok River during a rainbow trout project. It wound up being a mortality capture (it didn’t survive), so it was cut open to see what it had been feeding on. Surprise! The answer was shrews, and a whole lot of them.
By my count, this trout ate twenty shrews. Twenty.
On Wednesday, August 28th the Anchorage Food Mosaic presented the Local Harvest Feast at the Alaska Botanical Gardens.
Even though the weather was chilly and rainy, 200 people joined up under the tents to celebrate and share fresh, local and wild Alaskan food.
Alaskans looking for some inspiration to travel won’t want to miss “World School,” a photography exhibit and film that will be shown in Anchorage in September.
The photos and 45-minute documentary chronicle the year long, global trip taken by Alaska Filmmaker and mom Mary Katzke and her at that time 5th grade son, Corin.
There comes a time in every woman’s life where they sort of just hit a wall. For me, it happened this week.
The wall came in the form of: several bills from house projects completed over the summer, an unexpected brake replacement on my Jeep, a hot water heater on the fritz, and just for good measure, a boiler that decided to take a little break.
A wildlife habitat and natural wetland, the Campbell Creek estuary will offer Anchorage locals an opportunity to step out into the wilderness of Alaska. A perfect place to take a quiet stroll, the natural trails needed for such an activity had yet to be constructed. That’s where we came in.
Our job that Friday: to move gravel from one place to another.
The end of summer in Alaska can mean two things, back to school and The Alaska State Fair!
While the fair isn’t known for being especially cheap, you can get the most bang for your buck by checking out our tips.
The Chugach and Tongass National Forests have released two new posters in their series, “More Than a Place to Visit—It’s Where We Live.”
The new 16×32 inch posters are available for free at your local Forest Service office.
Anchorage Community Works started remodeling a warehouse in Ship Creek this May and have been moving at locomotive speed to get the space ready for use – including remodeled bathrooms, a 300+ square foot stage, an art studio, and a shared workspace, among other things.
Join The Works on August 23rd for a grand opening the likes of which Anchorage has not yet seen.
You are invited to the inaugural Anchorage Food Mosaic Local Harvest Feast at the beautiful Alaska Botanical Garden.
Alaska’s rich abundance of fish and game, diverse people, wild edible greens, plump berries, and anything and everything your near-Arctic garden can grow are worth talking about – and eating – amongst friends new and old.
Alaska Teen Media Institute’s Mario Davis and Robert Stormo were in St. George at Seabird Camp 2013 to teach students how to shoot and make a movie about what they learned during camp. They were scheduled to be on the island July 28-July 31, but ended up staying until August 7 because of weather.
So, they learned to surf.