Lowbush Cranberry
Lowbush Cranberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea blooms in woods, tundra and alpine slopes in June and July. The berries are tastiest after a September frost. Also known as Lingonberry. Photo by Glenn Brown

Community Events

This page is a compilation of events from many sources that are of interest to professional and amateur gardeners, botanists, and naturalists of all kinds. To include your event here notify the webmaster.

EVENTS

Sedge Workshop July 2017 The Alaska Native Plant Society is excited to host two sedge identification workshops July 11-13 and July 15-17 at the UAA Herbarium. These workshops will be taught by Dr Tony Reznicek, authority on new world Cyperaceae and Curator of the University of Michigan Herbarium and will be oriented toward field biologists with a minimum of an intermediate level of plant identification skills. Previous experience with dichotomous keys is required. The classes will include an introductory lecture about sedge biology and systematics, including a review of recent sedge research. Lab work will focus in identifying speciens and learning sedge morphology. The field trip will include getting hints on how to recognize sedges in natural habitats.

August 11-13, 2017 Introduction to Mushrooms of the Mat-Su Region Field & Laboratory, Macro & Micro Mushroom Identification with Dr. Gary A. Laursen, mycologist
$100 for entire course  $20 for Friday night lecture only MUST REGISTER BY AUGUST 4!
Friday, Aug. 11 6-9 p.m.        Saturday, Aug. 12 9 a.m.-5 p.m.     Sunday, Aug. 13 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you want to collect, identify, prepare and/or preserve wild edible mushrooms, this course is for you. You will gain a wealth of information on wild and/or edible mushrooms in Southcentral Alaska. Become proficient in identifying, describing, labeling and preserving wild fungi. Learn basic fungal taxonomy. Understand the four primary roles fungi play in different Kenai environments. Learn about host specificities and ecology. Learn how to function as part of a multidisciplinary field investigation team. Formulate and solve basic taxonomic and/or field queries in mycology. Understand the impact of mycological determinations in economic, environmental and societal contexts. Gain knowledge of contemporary mycological issues.
To register, go to http://bit.ly/cesworkshops or call 907-745-3360. For more information: Julie Cascio, Extension Faculty, Health, Home & Family Development 907-745-3677  jmcascio@alaska.edu Cooperative Extension Service  Mat-Su/Copper River District 1509 S. Georgeson Drive  Palmer, Alaska 99645

August 18-20, 2017 Mushrooms of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve with Dr. Gary Laursen
Explore the natural environment in Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve from this unique perspective with mycologist Dr. Gary Laursen. In this 2.5 day course, we will collect, identify, prepare and/ or preserve wild mushrooms of the Wrangells. We will cover information on Southcentral Alaska wild and/or edible mushrooms, their eco-physiological roles and associated laboratory activities directed toward their identification.  Participants will gain experience using field guides and learn how making spore prints assists in mushroom identification. Participants will learn about myriad roles mushrooms play in Wrangells vastly different environments and gain an appreciation for wild mushrooms and how they influence our lives. Tuition: $400 per person Tuition covers instruction, lunches, dinners, and optional camping and food storage facilties.Current WMC members receive a 5% discount Register Today: Go to wrangells.org/mushroom-id to sign up. Need more information? Write to info@wrangells.org


  • Bird Walks, Outdoor Week and more.... Check out the many year round events at the Campbell Creek Science Center.

  • Cooperative Extension Service. Many programs are offered throughout the year and around the state. Check their website for the latest events.

  • Public Lands Day. Some Saturday in September each year. This annual event is held at the Cambell Creek Science Center and affords fun events for the whole family as well as an opportunity to participate in conservation efforts such as tree planting and trail maintenance with other volunteers at the Campbell Tract.

  • National Trails Day. Some Saturday in June each year. This annual event is held at the Cambell Creek Science Center and affords fun events for the whole family as well as an opportunity to participate in conservation efforts such as trail maintenance with other volunteers at the Campbell Tract.

  • Eagle River Nature Center . At the end of Eagle River Road, this is a great place to go for local nature events. Check their website for calendar of events and directions.

  • Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats. This group also has local hikes. Click for a calendar of their events.

  • Alaska Botanical Garden. This is a great place to see native plants growing. Programs for adults and children.

  • Begich Boggs Visitor Center. Located in Portage Valley, the Begich Boggs Visitors Center has information about the Chugach National Forest, local ranger programs as well as a learning center for students.

Alaska Native Plant Society  PO Box 141613  Anchorage, Alaska 99514
Last updated May 15, 2012

Moneses uniflora
Single Delight, Moneses uniflora, growing with Star moss, Polytrichum sp. Also called Shy maiden, this woodland flower blooms in midsummer in much of Alaska.
AkNPS.org: Alaska Native Plant Society
Lowbush Cranberry
Lowbush Cranberry, Vaccinium vitis-idaea blooms in woods, tundra and alpine slopes in June and July. The berries are tastiest after a September frost. Also known as Lingonberry. Photo by Glenn Brown

Community Events

This page is a compilation of events from many sources that are of interest to professional and amateur gardeners, botanists, and naturalists of all kinds. To include your event here notify the webmaster.

EVENTS

Sedge Workshop July 2017 The Alaska Native Plant Society is excited to host two sedge identification workshops July 11-13 and July 15-17 at the UAA Herbarium. These workshops will be taught by Dr Tony Reznicek, authority on new world Cyperaceae and Curator of the University of Michigan Herbarium and will be oriented toward field biologists with a minimum of an intermediate level of plant identification skills. Previous experience with dichotomous keys is required. The classes will include an introductory lecture about sedge biology and systematics, including a review of recent sedge research. Lab work will focus in identifying speciens and learning sedge morphology. The field trip will include getting hints on how to recognize sedges in natural habitats.


  • Bird Walks, Outdoor Week and more.... Check out the many year round events at the Campbell Creek Science Center.

  • Cooperative Extension Service. Many programs are offered throughout the year and around the state. Check their website for the latest events.

  • Public Lands Day. Some Saturday in September each year. This annual event is held at the Cambell Creek Science Center and affords fun events for the whole family as well as an opportunity to participate in conservation efforts such as tree planting and trail maintenance with other volunteers at the Campbell Tract.

  • National Trails Day. Some Saturday in June each year. This annual event is held at the Cambell Creek Science Center and affords fun events for the whole family as well as an opportunity to participate in conservation efforts such as trail maintenance with other volunteers at the Campbell Tract.

  • Eagle River Nature Center . At the end of Eagle River Road, this is a great place to go for local nature events. Check their website for calendar of events and directions.

  • Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats. This group also has local hikes. Click for a calendar of their events.

  • Alaska Botanical Garden. This is a great place to see native plants growing. Programs for adults and children.

  • Begich Boggs Visitor Center. Located in Portage Valley, the Begich Boggs Visitors Center has information about the Chugach National Forest, local ranger programs as well as a learning center for students.

Alaska Native Plant Society  PO Box 141613  Anchorage, Alaska 99514
Last updated May 15, 2012

Moneses uniflora
Single Delight, Moneses uniflora, growing with Star moss, Polytrichum sp. Also called Shy maiden, this woodland flower blooms in midsummer in much of Alaska.