by Channel 2 News staff
Friday, May 14, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Hundreds of Anchorage sixth-graders gathered at the Campbell Creek Science Center this week for some hands-on learning during Outdoor Week.
The program teaches kids about nature through a series of stations, like gold panning and fly tying. The program's directors hope it will spark an interest in the outdoors while giving kids a chance to get out of the classroom.
"I hope they take away a greater interest in the outdoors, maybe some knowledge about how to behave when you're out there or fun things you can do when you're out there," said the center's environmental education coordinator, Luise Woeflein.
This is the 36th year for Outdoor Week, one of the largest outdoor educational programs in the state.