School bells ring here again on August 20

The Anchorage School District is preparing for an anticipated 47,516 students, a little down from last year.

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The Unfortunate Demise of Tom Thumb Montessori Schools

Tom Thumb Montessori School (TTMS) was the first Montessori School in Alaska. But by 2006 Tom Thumb was dead.

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Navigating educational options

Picking an educational path is takes a great deal of meticulous research. Use this article as a launching point into finding a school.

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Using Map and Compass

All Ages Program (Registration required) Learn how to not to get lost by properly using map and compass. You’ll have a chance to learn how to triangulate off nearby mountain

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Daily Guided Walk

Tuesdays through Sundays,join our docent for a 3/4 mile walk around the Rodak Loop to learn about the history, flora and fauna of the Eagle River Valley. Sign in at

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My work for the Alaska Legislature ended in mid-April after 100 days. Reflections upon what I had witnessed in Juneau over this time began while aboard the Alaska Marine Highway vessel M/V Columbia as we pled the waters toward Haines. As a certified Alaska teacher I have long been amazed at how Public Education funding is handled as a political hot potato.

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Creekside Exploration

Jr. Naturalist Program (Registration required) Let’s find out which critters live in our creeks. We’ll catch macro-invertebrates such as caddies fly, mayfly larvae, and water boatmen, and more. Learn which

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Ticks in Alaska?

All Ages Program Learn about Alaskas only native tick species as well as risks from exotic ticks. Naturalist Samantha Russell will also cover how to protect yourself and pets from

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Tonight! – Excellence in Education Awards

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Chugiak-Eagle River Community Foundation & the Eagle River Area Rotary Club will be hosting the Annual Excellence in Education Awards dinner today, March 27 from 530-730pm at the Chugiak Eagle River Senior Center.

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Winter Search and Rescue

All Ages Program When someone does not return from an afternoon ski and you call 911, what happens next? How does the search and rescue process work? What can the

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