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Arctic Youth Ambassadors Participate in International Arctic Gatherings

Last week the U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors converged in Fairbanks, Alaska for the Arctic Science Summit Week, an annual gathering of international scientists and policymakers who advance Arctic research. A number of other international Arctic events also took place in Fairbanks last week including the Arctic Observing Summit, the Model Arctic Council, and an Arctic Council Senior [...]

22 Alaska Teens Selected to Serve as U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors

Twenty-two youth from sixteen communities across Alaska have been selected as U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors. These inspiring youth represent the diversity of Alaska, and will serve as ambassadors for their communities and country in building awareness at home and abroad about their lives in the changing Arctic. During their tenure as ambassadors, the youth will [...]

Chugach Children’s Forest Alum Joins AKGEO’s Education Staff

We are thrilled to welcome Reth Duir, Chugach Children’s Forest, SCA, and NOLS alum - and one of the Arctic Youth Ambassadors - to our education staff! Reth will be working part-time to help implement our National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Urban Refuges grant with the US Fish & Wildlife Service; “Empowering Anchorage’s youth [...]

Salmon, Science, and Fun at Kodiak’s Unique Summer Camp

Kodiak Island is a microcosm of Alaska ecosystems: tangled rain forests, open grasslands, glacier-cut bays, and a multitude of streams—spawning grounds for every species of Alaska salmon. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, accessible only by boat or plane, reaches out to Alaskans through its Visitor Center in the city of Kodiak. The refuge Visitor Center offers [...]

Wildfires Sweep Across Alaska

Over 600 wildfires have burned in Alaska this summer, with 300 fires still currently burning. The state is close to reaching the 3-million mark in acres burned. At this point, we’re ahead of the acreage burned up to this date in 2004, which is generally considered to be the worst Alaska fire season on record. […]