Wildflowers of the Chugach
Chugach National Forest
July 6 & 7, 2013
July 13 & 14, 2013
$189 Alaska Geographic Member Price
$210 Non-Member Price
Meander through the Chugach National Forest with wildflower expert and author Verna Pratt. Explore the diverse adaptations of flora rooted in the valleys, slopes, bog and rainforest. Observe plant characteristics, classification, and adaptations when wildflowers are at their peak in the Chugach Mountains - including locations such as Bryon Glacier, Girdwood, and Turnagain Arm Pass. Verna Pratt is the author of Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers and Wildflowers of Denali National Park.
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Times and Location
Participants meet at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center in Portage Valley, approximately 50 miles south of Anchorage. These courses meets from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm each day, and participants will be asked to carpool to site visits (sites may be as much as 20 miles apart).
Lodging and Meals
A bag lunch is provided each day, but lodging is not included in the course fee.
Hiking Distance and Physical Fitness
Field Seminars are active learning experiences. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for sudden changes in weather. This course includes up to four miles of hiking and/or 1,o00 foot elevation gain per day, over uneven, rocky, or wet terrain.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers one professional development credit (level 500) for an additional $69 fee. The 10% member discount does not apply to the credit fees.
Cancellations and/or substitutions that occur 60 days in advance of the course start date will be refunded the course fee, less a processing fee of $25 per space. For cancellations and/or substitutions within 60 days of the course start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. Registration fees are not transferable to future years. If we have to cancel a course, your entire fee will be refunded. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used during the original transaction if less than 100 days since the original transaction. All other refunds will be made through a mailed check. Please contact our staff to process a refund. All membership purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Refunds will be credited to the credit card used during the original transaction. Refunds may also be applied to course substitutions within the same summer season. Please email our staff to process a subsitution or refund.
If you have questions about this particular course, please contact Alaska Geographic by email or by calling (907) 683-6432. For answers to frequently asked questions, including alternative ways to register and the cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.
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