A project of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension

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OneTree Alaska uses the local boreal forest as a foundation for inquiry- based learning, teacher professional development, and citizen science

OneTree Alaska takes science to classrooms

Natural resources managers in training (aka...

Middle schoolers moved by Earth Day demos

The Earth Day open house dubbed “Sap to...

It’s sap tapping time in interior Alaska!

SNRE Instructional Designer Zachary Meyers is...

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Sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Natural Resources and Extension, OneTree Alaska uses the local boreal forest as a foundation for inquiry- based learning, teacher professional development, and citizen science. Questions are explored from many angles: science, technology, history, reading, engineering, art and math may all come into play in a single lesson to inspire students, teachers, and other curious minds. The program works in close partnership with the FairbanksNorth Star Borough School District and Boreal House Art and Science Center.

The OneTree philosophy was founded in 1998 through a single large oak tree that was felled by National Trust estate of Tatton Park in Cheshire, England. We adopted the same approach using our local Alaska Paper Birch (Betula neoalaskana Sarg.) tree as a medium for exploring the surrounding boreal forest. OneTree Alaska has evolved from an off-shoot of a tree utilization program to a true community collaboration involving book artists, researchers, teachers, craftsmen, and students. This holistic approach and customized delivery of content has garnered OneTree Alaska national recognition. We thank you all our supports for funding, volunteering, and participating in the program.

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Recent Blog Posts

May 27, 2014 |

OneTree Alaska takes science to classrooms

Natural resources managers in training (aka third graders) worked with Research Assistant Professor Janice Dawe...

April 22, 2014 |

Middle schoolers moved by Earth Day demos

The Earth Day open house dubbed “Sap to Syrup: the Birch Way” attracted interested visitors; the most...

April 18, 2014 |

It’s sap tapping time in interior Alaska!

SNRE Instructional Designer Zachary Meyers is traveling to schools around the Fairbanks North Star Borough School...

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