Active Education in Alaska’s Parks, Forests, and Refuges

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Field Courses for adults families youth

Field Courses and Teacher Trainings

Alaska Geographic offers high quality learning experiences. Popular multi-day programs immerse participants in intensive wilderness-based experiences led by experts in fields ranging from geology and birds to mosses, mammals and more.

Field Courses
Teacher Trainings
Youth Stewardship

Youth Stewardship Programs

Through programs like the Chugach Children’s Forest and Arctic Youth Ambassadors we work with partners across the state to engage young Alaskans from their first outdoor adventures through inspiring leadership opportunities. Pathways to lifelong stewardship start with deep personal connections to places and people.

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Day Programs at Alaska Geographic Field Institute

Day Programs & Events

Around the state, Alaska Geographic coordinates many day programs and events that celebrate our public lands. Whether it’s a presentation, a film screening or a hands-on experience, the more you are exposed to the Alaska’s amazing public lands, the more you will care about these special places.



Partner with Alaska Geographic

Partner with Alaska Geographic

All of our programs are based on strong partnerships to connect people with Alaska’s wild places. Alaska Geographic brings together schools, researchers, cultural leaders, businesses, agencies, and many others; collectively we accomplish a lot more than any of us could on our own.

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Sponsor our Stewardship Efforts

Sponsor our Stewardship Efforts

Each year we work with thousands of young volunteers to cleanup coastlines, restore habitats, protect cultural resources, and help understand Alaska’s changing environment. Donations and grants make this possible by offsetting the high cost of travel, field supplies, and training.

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Support our School Partnership Program

Support a School Partnership

A growing network of partners are helping us to connect schools with local natural spaces through field trips, service projects and place-based curriculum. Partners help schools with funding for buses, local expertise, chaperones, and real-world projects for students.

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Alaska News and Stories

News & Stories

Learn more about Alaska’s wildest places and the people who work, live and play there. Our collection of articles share behind the scenes, in-depth stories.

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Alaska videos


Our Youth Leaders and course participants speak for themselves and share their experiences. Youth-produced media is an important piece of our programs, and a wonderful way to include more people in the adventures.

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Alaska Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

Come browse the gallery of photos from the inspiring places we work and people we work with.

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Fostering Tomorrow's Leaders