UAA part of Forest Service initiative to get kids outdoors

March 28, 2012

Chugach Childrens ForestIn a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Alaska Anchorage is listed as a cohort with the Chugach National Forest in the integrated assessment of Chugach Children’s Forest Programs.

“The Chugach Children’s Forest enters into its fourth year of innovative programming engaging youth and families in the outdoor environment of Southcentral Alaska. Programs have been integrated into a network of ‘stepping-stone’ opportunities, with an aim toward developing a lifelong stewardship ethic for America’s public lands. This joint proposal includes the Chugach and three of Alaska’s leading educational institutions: Alaska Pacific University, University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Geographic.”

The project will receive $43,000 in funding from a total of $1M distributed across 18 states. Another Alaska national forest receiving a portion of the USDA funding is Tongass National Forest for their Yakutat Future Scientists and Angoon Outdoor Skills Initiative programs.

Read the full press release here.

Find out more about Chugach Children’s Forest here.

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