New date for the 2016 Banquet & Auction!

Banquet & Auction April 30

Ticketing details to follow early March.

Together, We're Taking Awesome Steps!

We are proud of the steps we're taking as a community, and hope they bring each Discovery Southeast member a sense of pride. Get the scoop in our 2015 Annual Report, in mailboxes now.  (If you didn't get one, email

In the last two years, we've more than doubled our reach. Introducing children to the outdoors benefits our community, our environment, and each child. 

Read all about it, and make sure your membership is current to keep supporting these programs.  They're possible thanks to dedicated support from Discovery Southeast members!

Outdoor Opportunities for Local Children

Thanks to Mary Catharine Martin, Michael Penn, and the Juneau Empire for a thoughtful and informative article about outdoor opportunities for local children!

You can check out the draft graphic, discussed in the article, at  Comments on the draft information are welcomed at


Teacher Expedition to the Icefield!

Fourteen Alaska educators, with 4 outstanding local experts, just completed Discovery Southeast's week-long continuing education course studying the Juneau Icefield from above and below.

We can't wait to see what lessons these great teachers bring to their classrooms for years to come!!!


Check out KTOO's story, which ran statewide on public radio.  We're really proud to offer programs for children AND teachers this summer!  Thanks to the following supporters for making the icefield trip a reality!



2015 Banquet and Auction

Thank you for making the banquet a terrific success!

We were proud to honor teachers Allie Smith and Rosanne Schmitz for the incredible outdoor education opportunities they provide.

We were thrilled to see how strong our community is, and how much we care about outdoor opportunities for Juneau children.

Learn more about Allie's outstanding outdoor education work, from KTOO or the Juneau Empire.

Two great videos from Discovery Southeast

Discovery Southeast had a great time whale watching with Gastineau Guiding Company!!!


And while you're at it, check out Discovery Southeast's 25th Anniversary video!  It's a wonderful short that will remind you why our outdoor education matters.

Bears and Discovery Southeast in the News

Two great stories:

 Executive Director Shawn Eisele and longtime Naturalist Steve Merli wrote an essay in the Juneau Empire about bear education, and how it fits in to the bigger picture of connecting us with nature.


KTOO's Lisa Phu followed up with a phenomenal piece after she tagged along on one of Steve's classes.  Check it out here!


The Guide for Any Juneau Outdoor Enthusiast

Book Cover

Natural History of Juneau Trails: A Watershed Approach

Richard Carstensen's new book is an all-you-can-eat information buffet for anyone who enjoys getting outdoors in Juneau. 

Learn more about the book and check out other great reads on our publications page. 


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