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Engaging Alaska Youth in STEM and Community Resilience

Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, 2017
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Join colleagues from across Alaska in a three-day STEM workshop for formal and informal educators at the University of Alaska. Participants will:
Increase their knowledge about climate change and impacts in Alaska
Experience STEM projects that you can bring into your classroom
Learn effective ways to incorporate Alaska Native perspectives on climate change impacts and responses
Receive resources to engage youth in local monitoring, citizen science and resilience projects

The agenda is packed with tours and activities that can be used in the classroom:
· Science Communication tools about local practices, traditional ways
· Phytoplankton Monitoring
· Permafrost and active layer Monitoring
· Alaska GLOBE
· ICE activities for the STEM classroom
· Practical Engineering Design
· Climate and Arctic Game Showcase
Registration is $30 per person and includes daily lunch, snacks, field trips, and many resources! Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging but lodging will be available in the dorms at the University of Alaska.Alaskan participants who live outside of the Fairbanks area may be eligible for travel cost reimbursement. Please contact: Jason Sodergren (jason@taiga.com)

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours earned.

To register for the workshop complete the Online Form and submit a payment of$30 through the online credit card system. Alternatively, you can send a check made out to "Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges" (or Friends of Alaska NWR) and put NOAA workshop in the "FOR" space. Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, PO Box 2617, Homer, AK 99603. For more info re: the overall workshop, contact Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov