We are encouraging all Alaskan youth to join us for the Alaska Forum on the Environment, February 3-7, 2014, at the Dena?ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage.
The largest environmental conference in Alaska brings together rural and urban, industry and private, agency and public, students and scholars, youth and elders from around the world. With a diverse agenda, the conference offers more than 150 presenters, 80 sessions and 4 special keynote events. Session topics include climate change, energy and alternative energy options, invasive species, fish and wildlife habitat, arctic development, environmental justice and many more.
The Alaska Forum on the Environment provides unique opportunities to access the wide range of attendees and presenters that typically attend. Youth and young adult participants will be able to interact with potential mentors and peers, sharing experiences, asking questions, and learning more. Fun and interactive youth-oriented sessions will provide them with the confidence, skills, and that will help them become more engaged in issues important in their own communities.
Resources will be made available to help groups find funds to cover travel and lodging costs. Special registration fees will be established for youth and young adult participants, and in some cases these cost may be waived.
The Youth-Led Community Environmental Projects Resource Page provides information to help youth and adults who work with youth to develop environmental projects in their communities. Here’ you will find tips on locating funding, resource people to help you, and planning documents, along with information about projects that are occurring in other communities that can serve as a model for you. If you’d like to have your community project featured on this page, please contact Laurel Devaney.
More information on the agenda and special events will be made available on this web site as it becomes available. Questions may be directed to Laurel Devaney at Laurel_devaney@fws.gov, 907-456-0558.
Are you working on an environmental project in your school or community? We want to hear from you!