During 2011-2016 ANROE offered a series of “Fire in a Changing Climate” 1-credit workshops across the state funded by USDA and Alaska Department of Forestry’s Western Wildfire Urban Interface Grant Program.
In 2017 ANROE was awarded another Western Wildfire Urban Interface Grant to implement what we consider “the next step” in an effort to assist educators in the following communities with increased risk of wildfire and to encourage mitigation: Anchorage, Palmer/Wasilla, Glennallen, Delta Junction, Tok, Fairbanks, Kenai/Soldotna, Galena, Bethel and Dillingham. If you are interested in a workshop in your community, contact email@example.com
As of spring of 2018, educator Mary Timm, has begun offering Wildfire and You in a Changing Climate professional development classes to some of the communities listed above. Mary, owner of Educational Horizons, Tok, AK, has experience working as a classroom teacher, for the U.S. Forest Service, and over 20 years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as an Education Specialist. She is the recipient of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s national “Educator of the Year” award. Mary has instructed numerous teacher professional development courses across Alaska, many in fire education.
Anchorage ARLIS Library 786-7676 Celia firstname.lastname@example.org 272-7547
Palmer Cooperative Extension 475-3360
Fairbanks ADF&G 459-7230 Mike Taras email@example.com
Mat-Su Kellogg FIELD School 355-1137 Shannon O’Laughlin firstname.lastname@example.org 764-8644
Soldotna Kenai NWR 260-2839 Michele Ostrowski email@example.com
Tok Tetlin NWR 883-5312 Tim Lorenzini firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Delta High School 895-4567 Dean Lambert email@example.com
Role of Fire in Alaska www.fws.gov/alaska/nwr/visitor/fire/curriculum.htm
Alaska FireWise forestry.alaska.gov/Assets/pdfs/home/firewise09.pdf
Project Learning Tree https://shop.plt.org/
As this project develops, we will bring you the news and how you can connect with these efforts. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org