AFE 2021: Design and Construction on Steroids: Anchorage’s New Transfer Station

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Did you know 80% of Anchorage’s waste routes through our transfer station? 265,000 lbs of waste each year! That could fill up the BP building every month! The transfer station is located in the middle of town in an open air building creating loud noise and smells in the surrounding areas. Come learn how our new transfer station will reduce ...

AFE 2021 Youth Track: National Park Service Film Showcase

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A collection of films by NPS interns and staff focused on Loons in Alaska. Presented by: Delaney Vinson, Geosciences in Park and Student Conservation Association Intern, National Park Service Patrick Knavel, Biological Science Technician, National Park Service Lynneva Carroll, Intern, Mosaics in Science Emma Zayon, Intern, Student Conservation Association Academy Sam Bernitz, Mentor, Alaska Teen Media Institute Dev Dharm Kalsa, ...

AFE 2021: Alaska’s Berries in Changing Climate

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Alaska's berries are changing. What do we know about the connection between climate change and our wild berries, and what information do we still need to make sure our families have as many berries as we need in the future? This session will discuss some of the science and observations on berries and climate change in Alaska and what information ...

AFE 2021 Youth Track: [email protected]; From Wilderness Expeditions to Backyard Exploration

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Inspiring Girls Expeditions empowers 16- and 17-year-old high school girls through 12 day backcountry science and art programs. At Inspiring Girls Expeditions Alaska, we typically offer summer expeditions in glaciology/mountaineering, marine biology/sea kayaking, and boreal ecology/packrafting. The COVID-19 pandemic required us to cancel our in-person expeditions in 2020, and allowed us to get creative in designing a virtual summer program. ...

AFE Keynote: Community Knowledge, Citizen Science & Environmental Protection with Dr. Julia Parrish

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Join us for our Keynote Event with Dr. Julia K. Parrish as she discusses the importance of science and citizen involvement in our research, policies and actions. Dr. Parrish is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, where she holds a Lowell A. and Frankie L. Wakefield Professorship in Ocean ...

AFE 2021: Military Training in Alaska

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The US Navy and US Air Force will discuss information on past and upcoming joint military training in Alaska, the actions to mitigate potential environmental impacts, and ongoing environmental planning projects. The public and tribal involvement with the Gulf of Alaska Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to achieve mutual goals will be explained. Presenters: John Moster, US Navy Lt. Col. Ronnie ...

AFE 2021 Youth Track: We’re In This Together: Partnership and Resilience Strategies for Environmental Education in Rural Alaska

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How can we keep serving our communities through the challenges of Covid? We will discuss partnership strategies, resilience stories, and ideas for supporting each other in hard times. Presenters: Robin Mayo, Executive Director of Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment Lauren Bien, Prince William Sound Science Center Kate Morse, Copper River Watershed Project Russell Scribner, Wrangell St. Elias National Park ...

Film Festival: A Seabird Memorial

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Originally scheduled to show at the 2020 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, Homer, Alaska, artist, Kim Mcnett, installed an artistic memorial for open-air viewing at the deep water dock on the Homer Spit, next to the kittiwake rookery. Filmmaker: Bjorn Olson

AFE 2021: Earn College Credit at AFE! An Informational Session with UAF Bristol Bay Campus

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You can earn college credit for attending AFE. Join Eric Goddard and his team at UAF Bristol Bay Campus for this informative session on how to sign up and an opportunity to get your questions answered. ENVI 150- Viewpoints in Environmental Science: 2021 Alaska Forum on the Environment is a 1 credit online class with a dual credit opportunity for ...

Film Festival: Sounds of Spring

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Join USFS Wildlife Biologist, Melissa Gabrielson, from the Chugach National Forest as she surveys for songbirds on the Copper River Delta. Filmmaker: Erin Cooper

Film Festival: Alaska Grown

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Only a fraction of the carrots that Alaska consumes are actually grown in the state, even though Alaska carrots have the highest sugar content due to the high latitude. Most carrots are imported from California. Peonies are Alaska’s largest agricultural export, and climate change is changing the risks associated with the flower crop. Only one U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved dairy ...