Next American Experience (AX) workshop!
6PM-7PM – right after the YAC workshop
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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From June 12th through the 25th, ITE youth will trek into the vast and timeless Alaskan landscapes that are the habitat and homes of an astounding biodiversity and the cultural communities that define “The Last Frontier”. Explore the inspiring beauty and serious challenges confronting the inhabitants of our largest state through the lens of stewardship and climate. With community partners from Arizona and Alaska, youth leaders will actively engage in stewardship projects, environmental education, and exciting adventures. Upon return to the Sonoran Desert, American Experience youth leaders will lead forums and presentations, sharing their insights and first hand Alaska experiences with the Tucson public.
American Experience engages youth in three spheres of stewardship: Sustainable Community Development, Environmental Education, and Conservation & Restoration.
Sustainable Community Development: While in Anchorage ITE Youth will assist Alaska Conservation Corps with trail maintenance and hiker accesss to the third largest state park in the United States, Chugach State Park.
Environmental Education: Explore Denali National Park with expert staff from Alaska Geographic, National Park Rangers and University of Alaska climate scientists. ITE youth will be exposed to a vast and rapidly changing ecology ranging from the tallest peak in North America, to tundra and forests and the gravely glacier fed streams that support caribou, moose, wolves, grizzly bears and arctic grayling.
Conservation & Restoration: ITE youth will work with local youth on wetland and marine systems that provide sustainance for native people and critical habitat for diverse species.
Click AX3 Prep & Packing list for Trip Packing list
|Sat||6/13/2020||Anchorage to Denali NP||Travel|
|Sun||6/14/2020||Denali NP||Park and Partner Intro|
|Mon||6/15/2020||Denali NP||Climate Change Science|
|Tue||6/16/2020||Denali NP||Climate Change Science|
|Thu||6/18/2020||Denali NP to Anchorage||Travel|
|Fri||6/19/2020||Anchorage||Cultural Community Building|
|Sat||6/20/2020||Anchorage||Cultural Community Building|
|Sun||6/21/2020||Anchorage||Cultural Community Building|
|Mon||6/22/2020||Anchorage||Cultural Community Building|
|Tue||6/23/2020||Anchorage||Cultural Community Building|
|Wed||6/24/2020||Anchorage||Free day/ presenation prep|
|Thu||6/25/2020||Anchorage to Tucson||Travel|