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 Oct. 29 and reported by KTVA’s Lauren Maxwell, the news story takes viewers to the 800-acre Kellogg campus in Palmer. KTVA is the local CBS affiliate.

Farm School students are shown making devil’s club salve and walking through rainy woods to identify flora.

“They’re learning how they can use the environment around them and feel right at home,” said Tyler Katzmar, a Farm School teacher who’s pursuing a master of science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Katzmar graduated from APU in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marine biology.

The Kellogg campus roughly 45 miles north of the APU main campus is home to Louise’s Farm School. It’s named for University benefactor and pioneering Alaskan Louise Kellogg who entrusted her homestead to APU.

Farm School engages children in hands-on learning that fosters an appreciation of nature and healthy living.

APU is a private liberal arts and sciences university committed to personalized, experiential learning that incorporates Alaska as our principal classroom. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.