To promote & implement excellence in natural resource, outdoor and environmental education for all Alaskans.
Environmental Education in Challenging, Coronavirus Times
At ANROE, we’re all about teaching kids about Alaska’s natural resources. Especially getting them outdoors – which can be done while practicing social distancing at the same time. Right now students and educators (and some parents) may all be at home. We offer one-stop shopping for creative solutions!Linked here is a round-up of on-line resources, webinars, and virtual field trips for educators and parents to help create the best educational experiences ever during these challenging times. Enjoy!
CONGRATULATIONS AWARDS RECIPIENTS!
We wanted to congratulate the following for receiving awards from the Alaska Conservation Association for 2021:
Marilyn Sigman, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, is based in Homer, AK, is a long-time ANROE member and board member. She is most noted for her work with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies in Homer for supporting education and outreach about marine education, ocean climate change, including facilitating and supporting collaborations among Indigenous educators and other Indigenous knowledge holders with scientists and educators trained in western ecological science and western science education methods.
Kate Morse, based in Cordova, AK, is a long-time ANROE member and she is the recipient of the Jerry S. Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education Award! Kate is the Program Director of the Copper River Watershed Project and she has developed a strong network of partners and friends with whom she is able to create engaging, unique outdoor learning experiences that aim to connect participants with their surroundings and inspire them to be stewards of these resources into the future.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has extended The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) Centennial School Tree Challenge. Grants are available to schools for the purchase, shipping and planting of trees. Trees can be planted on school grounds, or even indoors if your school has a suitable space or a greenhouse. This opportunity is first come first serve and is available until funds are exhausted. NEW: Participating schools will be eligible to receive a FREE curriculum from Project Learning Tree!
COVID-19 has brought exceptional challenges to us all during the past year, and it’s no surprise that educators have once again shown courage, strength and resiliency. Plant a tree at your school in honor of your school’s hero’s! Create a memorial grove of trees in memory of your community members who have lost lives to COVID-19. Use this grant to create a new outdoor classroom surrounded by trees for a healthy learning environment! For more information, connect with the Alaska Project Learning Tree Coordinator!
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What ANROE Does
ANROE collaborates with organizations, agencies, & school districts to provide education resources, training, & networking opportunities about Alaska natural resources. Through its newsletter, mailing list & forums, ANROE members share information about environmental education tools, techniques, employment & professional development opportunities. ANROE is funded by memberships & sponsors.
Environmental education integrates an understanding of scientific concepts and societal needs and is designed to develop students that are environmentally literate. An environmentally literate person understands the implications of his/her actions, and has the skills to critically think about and make responsible choices. These skills transfer to every facet of life.
ANROE is the Alaska affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education.