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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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 16x32 inch posters are available for free at your local Forest Service office. Learn more.
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. Read more.
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. More details.
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.
With support from the National Forest Foundation’s Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Program, Sitka Conservation Society has initiated projects with local partners that build community assets using locally milled timber products. These projects promote sustainable harvesting of second growth timber and micro timber sales that support small, local mills. Read more.
Monday night marked the first of many volunteer work sessions that will finish six new miles of single-track mountain bike trails at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. The Kincaid North Singletrack Trails will compliment the existing 9 miles of trails at Kincaid Park. The Singletrack Advocates is the dynamic group behind these popular trails. Read more.
Michael is crafting. The staff of the Mountain View Library is stunned. Michael does NOT do crafts and is indignant in the way only a 13-year-old can muster at the mere suggestion that he should try. “Crafts are for girls,” he reminds library staff almost daily when he comes into the “Lunch and Play” program; today doubly so: we’re making origami flowers.