2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails Act- and the 40th Anniversary of the Iditarod National Historic Trail! A number of stewardship and recreational events have been held this summer with our partners at the Chugach National Forest, Alaska Trails, REI, and Chugach State Park. If you follow us on Facebook, you have hopefully seen the spectacular photos taken by Alaska Geographic Communications Intern Jacob Torres. We are grateful to have Jacob documenting these wonderful events!
The fun isn't over yet though: Join Chugach National Forest and Alaska Trails in volunteering at Crow Pass August 25th! Registration required.
This summer has seen the rollout of several new Iditarod National Historic Trail stamps for the Passport to your National Parks program! A stamp is now available at the Hope Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum AND on the Alaska Railroad train between Seward and Anchorage. Learn more about the passport program here, and be sure to look for a stamp on your next Iditarod National Historic Trail adventure.
We are also excited to announce that we are partnering with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management – Campbell Creek Science Center, Kenai Mountains - Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology to conduct a workshop on “The Power of Place” at Serpentine Hot Springs in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Teachers from rural communities in the area, including Stebbins, Shishmaref, and Wales, will be attending. Place-based education synthesizes local heritage, culture, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences as a foundation for the study of language arts, math, social studies, science, and other subjects across the curriculum. Place-based education often extends beyond the classroom through participation in community and/or school service projects - we can't wait to hear about all the amazing projects we are sure will be inspired!
Be sure to keep an eye on our Current Events page for upcoming events, and we hope you have a great rest of the summer!
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