2016 Banquet & Auction

2016 AuctionGet your tickets now for our April 30 Banquet & Auction at the JACC!

Tickets sold out last year, so please make your plans now.

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Expect a great time supporting a great cause!  This is our big fundraiser of the year for outstanding outdoor education for Juneau children.  In addition to honoring Discovery Award winner Linda Torgerson, we'll have our Taku Tacos, Nature Trivia, and a wonderful silent auction.  Generous local businesses and families have donated everything from cruise and airline tickets, to nagoon berry liquor and hand made artwork.  It's never easier to support a cause you love than at this fun evening. 

Doors open at 5:30, but don't don't wait, please get your tickets now!

Care to volunteer?  We'd love a hand for a few hours at or before the banquet. Email board@discoverysoutheast.org, or call 463-1500.

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Linda Torgerson to Receive 2016 Discovery Award

Discovery Southeast is proud to recognize Juneau Community Charter School teacher Linda Torgerson with the 2016 Discovery Award for all her excellent work engaging students in nature! 

Many of you know Linda's work first-hand, as she has enriched the lives of so many Juneau students.  Linda is an accomplished classroom teacher at the Juneau Community Charter School who has taken every opportunity to integrate the outdoors into her work.  She collects natural items to share in class, integrates natural materials into art, takes children on hikes, and embraces working with children openly, in a natural environment. Her work with students and mentorship of teachers has instilled an appreciation of nature in innumerable Juneau children.

Read more about Linda's work in this gratifying, warm article from the Juneau Empire:

A Legacy of Learning, Teaching, and Wonder:

Outdoor Explorers


2016 Outdoor Explorers registration is now open at our new program page.


If you have any problems with our new page, please email us at info@discoverysoutheast.org.

Teacher Expeditions

Continuing education in an awesome classroom. Teachers earn up to 3 continuing education credits (500 level courses) while exploring gorgeous areas and learning the natural history of Southeast Alaska. Most classes are week-long summer programs, with affordable tuition thanks to generous support from our partners.

Teacher Expeditions are designed to ensure teachers have all the tools needed to engage their students outdoors for years to come. Working with our classrooms outdoors can invigorate lessons, bringing abstract concepts to life and engaging children who may not be as engaged indoors. There are three main components to our courses:

  1. Time outdoors to reconnect and explore our own curiosity,
  2. Natural history science information to inform the lessons we teach,
  3. The soft skills to make teaching outdoors second nature.

2015 Annual Report - A Great Year

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

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.

The Guide for Any Juneau Outdoor Enthusiast

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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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