Our Mission

To promote & implement excellence in natural resource, outdoor and environmental education for all Alaskans.

What’s New?


Friday March 1, 2024: 2nd Alaska Outdoor and Environmental Education Symposium, presented by Alaska Natural Resources Outdoor Education Association and Anchorage Park Foundation.

This grassroots gathering will bring together organizations, educators and leaders from outdoor and environmental education programs. Our goal is to gather as a community of practice to highlight and strengthen environmental/outdoor education in the state of Alaska.

Register at http://tinyurl.com/ANROE2024.


We wanted to congratulate the following for receiving awards from the Alaska Conservation Foundation for 2022:

  • John Schoen – Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Susan Grace – Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions

  • Vicki Clark – Olaus Murie Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions

  • Iris Montesano – Denny Wilcher Award for Young Environmental Activists

  • The Imago Initiative Team at The Wilderness Society – Lowell Thomas, Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievements by an Organization Doing Conservation Work

  • Joanna Young – Jerry S. Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education

  • Elsa Sebastian and Colin Arisman – Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film or Video

  • Crystal Leonetti – Caleb Pungowiyi Award for Outstanding Achievements by an Alaska Native Organization or Individual

Read more about their accomplishments here.

Renew Your Membership

ANROE relies on memberships to fund basic organizational capacity and to increase networking opportunities. We have two kinds of memberships – Traditional and Enhanced. To learn more about the benefits and to become a member visit our Membership page

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.