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Alaska Pacific University’s Paul Twardock Joins Host of KSKA’s “Outdoor Explorer” to Discuss Winter Adventure in Alaska’s Public Use Cabins.

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Winter in Alaska is a magical place. Students, staff, and faculty thrive under the Northern Lights with a variety of strategies. They hunker … Read On

Announcing MS in Outdoor and Environmental Education with Teaching Certificate hybrid graduate program

Alaska Pacific University is now offering graduate students the ability to receive a Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental … Read On

Fall 2013 in Review: Outdoor Studies Master’s Theses and Senior Projects

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This past December, Outdoor Studies undergraduate seniors and Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education students presented their senior … Read On

APU in Print: Farm School children savor locally grown foods

APU staffers Chris Pavadore and Megan Rock teach schoolchildren the joys of making - and eating - locally grown foods. Pavadore, dining … Read On

APU on the Air: KTVA visits Louise’s Farm School

Anchorage-based KTVA Channel 11 highlights the University’s outdoors-based education in a segment about Louise’s Farm School. Aired … Read On

Public Lands and Fatbikes

By Eeva Latosuo, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies The temperature outside was a crisp 3F at 8am on November 21st. Nathan van der … Read On

Snow Geeks Unite on Campus

Katreen Wikstroem-Jones installing mid-elevation weather station for her data collection along Turnagain Arm. Some of the instrumentation used here was purchased with BP equipment grant. Photo by Eeva Latosuo.

A large crowd of fleece clad Southcentral Alaska Avalanche professionals gathered on the APU campus talking about snow and avalanches … Read On

The New Face of Nature in the Last Frontier: Creating a Digital Resource Guide for Environmental Educators in Alaska

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Thesis project by APU Outdoor and Environmental Education graduate student Jennifer Stein The purpose of this project was to create a … Read On

Student Film Wins OS Faculty Choice Award

Outdoor Studies student Nick Jenkins explores how his experiences and studies at APU have prepared him for a life with uncertainty in this … Read On

APU in Print: Newspaper Showcases Student’s View of Harding Icefield Traverse

Outdoor writing by Emma Walker, ’14, is featured by the Peninsula Clarion following Walker’s crossing of the Harding Icefield, a … Read On