Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska Seasonal Sports and Outdoor Studies - Homeschool Outdoor Recreation Program 1
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Seasonal Sports and Outdoor Studies - Homeschool Outdoor Recreation Program

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Into the Woods Alaska


Into the Woods Alaska Seasonal Sports and Outdoor Studies - Homeschool Outdoor Recreation Program 1
Into the Woods Alaska Seasonal Sports and Outdoor Studies - Homeschool Outdoor Recreation Program 2
Into the Woods Alaska Seasonal Sports and Outdoor Studies - Homeschool Outdoor Recreation Program 3
Ages

6 - 16 yrs

Dates

Tue, Thu

Mar 15, 2022 - May 19, 2022

Time

12:00pm - 2:00pm AKDT

Location

Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park 1824 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

Instructor

Rachel F.

Capacity

15 students


Class Experience

This program runs Monday - Friday in 2-hour blocks. Take an environmental science class monday/wednesday or tuesday/thursday and you will have your P.E. and science curriculum covererd! 


We will use local natural spots around Anchorage as our classroom. 


This program follows the seasons and the various human-powered, outdoor sports we can do in Alaska. From biking, hiking, ice skating, nordic skiing, back country alpine skiing,  will cover a range of topics that loosely follow the seasons and weather including Winter Safety and Survival Skills, Ice Skating and Sea Ice, Nordic Skiing, Elements of Ecosystems, Trees, Orienteering, and Wetlands - we discuss elements that collaborate with our current science blocks (each 8 week block has a theme), and focus on safety, skills, and sustaibable use of our natural spaces. 


We are dedicated to providing an unparalleled youth outdoor and environmental science education program emphasizing place-based, experiential learning. We take learning opportunites as they occur through exploration and observation during every session.


Our programs are designed to foster authentic learning experiences that will not only last a lifetime, but encourage our participants to become actively engaged in conservation, protection, and sustainable use of our wild spaces. In our programs, participants learn specific and general safety skills through hands-on, active and experiential learning.


HOW TO BOOK: You can select drop-in days if you are looking for a more random/as-needed basis or book the entire 10-week program.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: In addition to following State of AK and CDC guidelines, we will follow both ASD and each school's guidelines based on the program we are operating. All of our guides are vaccinated and we will be wearing masks in indoor spaces, and potentially outdoors depending on the level of risk in the community and as recommended by local and national health officials.


Notes

Please make yourself familiar with the "parent info page" on our website. It contains gear lists, parent update forms, and other information that might be helpful. As always, call us at 907-406-5651 if you have any questions!

Class Requirements

  • Our Homeschool program is available for grades K - 6

What you'll learn

  • Cold weather outdoor safety skills;
  • Ice studies;
  • Climate change awareness and thinking ahead to the future;
  • Local indigenous land recognition and cultural studies;
  • Winter Sports such as ice skating and nordic skiing;
  • Characteristics of riparian wetlands and freshwater ecosystems;
  • Elements of an ecosystem; 
  • Orienteering and navigational skills
  • And more - curriculum varies by day but the above are examples of the types of curriculum and lesson plans we teach.

Sample Class Format

  1. - Drop off at location 
  2. - Gear checks and safety buddy groups
  3. - Lesson
  4. - Exploration time
  5. - Break
  6. - Pickup




Other Things To Know

Cancellation Policy

INTO THE WOODS ALASKA PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN INITIATED CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND POLICY

Please submit all cancellation requests using the cancellation request form on our parent info page


Please view the entire policy by clicking here. 


Covid-19 Precautions

We follow all CDC guidelines and standards. Our programs are all 100% outdoors, we wear masks, and our guides have received their vaccines.


What To Bring

  • Pack a duffel/large backpack with plenty of food and appropriate winter/cold weather clothing.
  • Depending on weather and the activity of the day, bring the indicated equipment (nordic skis, helmets, ice skates.)
  • We will be in contact regarding the activity before the program starts and it is subject to change depending on weather. To stay up to date on class location, weather information, and gear needed click here to view our ITWAK Remind Class Codes Link.
  • A large thermos with a warm drink.
  • Hand Warmers
  • Face Mask
  • For a more extensive list, visit our gear list page on our website.

Into the Woods Alaska Location

Westchester Lagoon

Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park 1824 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501


Meet your Instructor

Rachel F.