NATURE SCHOOL, Russian Jack Springs Park

AK Kids at Russian Jack Springs park

AK Kids daily programs at Russian Jack

We are excited to announce a new series of programs designed for AK kids to explore one of the most beautiful parks in Anchorage – Russian Jack Springs Park!

session 1: august 31 – september 25

“Learn by doing” at this new program held in Russian Jack Springs Park in east Anchorage. Explore nature-based themes that integrate skills of reading, science, and math with a dash of interesting Alaska history and culture, all within the beautiful landscape of this 300-acre forested park.

Designed to spark an interest in nature and a lifelong love of the outdoors, daily activities will cover topics like wayfinding, Leave No Trace principles and stewardship, basic tree and plant identification, stream studies, soils and geology, Anchorage history, and Dena’ina traditions. Look for lots of outdoor art, journaling, and other creative outlets for learning in a hands-on, all outside format that encourages curiosity for one’s environment.

This is an active program with plenty of walking, forest play, and socially-distant interaction with peers within the guidelines of local, state, and national COVID-19 policies and/or mandates.