Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Even More Kids in the Woods!

The U.S. Forest Service Washington Office announced its More Kids in the Woods Program fund recipients today and your Alaska Forests - the Tongass and Chugach National Forests- made the list! They were awarded more than $55,000 to support conservation education programs that will provide local community children more opportunities to experience the great outdoors, learn about nature, and help to build a lasting commitment to conservation and land stewardship. 

The funds received by the two Alaska Region forests will allow the Tongass to become a Children’s Forest (the Chugach has been a Children's Forest since 2009), provide startup funds for a Forest Ranger Academy on the Chugach, and make it possible for both forests to continue partnering with the Alaska Teen Media Institute to train youth engaged in outdoor and environmental education programs in developing audio and video productions of their experiences in Alaska's national forests.

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