Our Mission

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!

What’s New?

JOBS: View current job opportunities here.


2023 Environmental and Outdoor Education Symposium and the AK Project Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop Click the photo to register for one or both events! (or visit: tinyurl.com/32xnh3r4)

For informal educators to gather, network, participate in professional development workshops, and begin discussing creating a coalition to promote investment at a state level for EE/OE Education.


Calling K-12 educators! Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is launching their annual Power Pledge Challenge and this year you can participate through the entire school year. In the Power Pledge Challenge, you’ll receive a presentation from REAP and/or one of the utility partners about electricity usage and how to calculate the cost of using different appliances. Students then go online to pledge to reduce their energy use. Participate in challenges from September through March for monthly prize drawings. Learn more here and sign up by September 15th to earn extra points towards the end-of-year prizes! You can participate virtually or in-person. Classrooms, home school groups, youth groups, and any other informal education groups are welcome to participate. Please feel free to share widely.


It isn’t quite statewide, but we have a wide range of partners for this, so if you are in a community where you get your electricity from one of these utilities, you can participate: Chugach Electric, Matanuska Electric, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, City of Seward, Homer Electric, AEL&P (Juneau), Alaska Power & Telephone, Golden Valley Electric, Cordova Electric, or Nome Joint Utilities.


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.