Anchorage Outdoor School

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Anchorage Outdoor School

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Anchorage Outdoor School’s mission is to cultivate lifelong stewards of public lands in Alaska through residential, place-based outdoor education for Alaskan youth. By connecting students with the curiosity and wonder that only outdoor spaces can inspire, even the simple and joyous act of skipping a rock on Portage Lake can be a deeply impactful and powerful experience.


In response to the COVID -19 pandemic, we are working with our AOS partner schools and organizations to adapt the program to provide outdoor education while keeping all program participants safe. Our residential program has been put on pause, but in its place a novel program format has emerged that enables us to immerse students in outdoor learning right at home in Anchorage. This school year we are offering a 2-day program to schools in their local parks, during which students get many of the same experiences and benefits as the residential program- long days spent outside, natural mysteries to solve, and the happy exhaustion of physical activity and play.

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Anchorage Outdoor School is education through adventure! Students reap the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors and engage directly with the natural world to learn outdoor skills, natural and cultural history, science, recreation activities, career options, and social-emotional skills. This enables students to develop appreciation for Alaska’s public lands and natural resources, think critically about big questions, and build resiliency in our changing world. We hope all students leave Outdoor School with new knowledge and new connections to themselves, their peers, and the land.


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WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Anchorage Outdoor School is open to all 5th grade students in the Anchorage School District. Preference is given to 5th grade classes, but 5th/6th grade classes are also encouraged to apply.

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WORK WITH US

Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Do you work in a field related to public lands or natural resources? Do you want to share your skills and knowledge with the next generation of Alaskans? Volunteer with Anchorage Outdoor School!

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$150 PER STUDENT

Anchorage Outdoor School is committed to offering outdoor school to all students and will collaborate with schools, teachers, and students on fundraising opportunities. Title I school students attend AOS free of charge.

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CONTACT US

For more information about Anchorage Outdoor School, please contact:

SARAH SCHUH

Program Manager

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PO BOX 1934
GIRDWOOD, AK 99587

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