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Schools 4 Community

2017 Annual Chapter Conference

December 7-8, 2017
Schools 4 Community
ASD – King Career Center
2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508


Home Grown Solutions

2016 Annual Chapter Conference

December 1-2, 2016
Home Grown Solutions
ASD – King Career Center
2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK


More with Less

2015 Annual Chapter Conference

December 3-4, 2015
More with Less
King Career Center, Anchorage, AK


Growing Our Future

2014 Annual Chapter Conference

December 4-5, 2014
Growing Our Future
King Career Center, Anchorage, AK

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Designing Our Future & Connecting the Dots

2013 Annual Chapter Conference

December 5-6, 2013
Designing Our Future & Connecting the Dots
King Career Center, Anchorage, AK

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CONVERGENCE

2012 Annual Chapter Conference

December 6-7, 2012
Systems Thinking Approach to School Planning
King Career Center, Anchorage, AK

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Past Chapter Webinars

Growing Food in the Classroom

8/8/2018

Presenters:
  • Katie Croft, Science Teacher at Airports Heights Elementary School in Anchorage
  • Dan Perpich, Founder of VH Hydroponics headquartered in Anchorage

Presentation Summary:
Adding a hydroponics grow lab inside your school provides multiple benefits. The fresh produce can be used to supplement student nutrition or be sold to local venders to generate revenue for school activities. From a curriculum standpoint, hydroponics can be used to teach marketing, economics, and of course STEM. Katie and Dan share their experiences with these systems, curriculum opportunities, and the lessons learned during their first year of using a hydroponic cabinet at Airport Heights Elementary School. This webinar will include a question and answer session.

FUNdamentals of Recovered Heat in Rural Alaska

6/28/2018

Presenter: Tracy McKeon, P.E. LEED AP BD+C, Senior Mechanical Engineer with CRW Engineering Group, LLC.

Presentation Summary:
The presentation will include a general overview of what heat recovery is, applications, feasibility, design and maintenance considerations. It will cover lessons learned as well as challenges faced and overcome from the design and construction of multiple projects in rural areas. The presentation will include a case study on the award winning Quinhagak Heat Recovery Project which resulted in dramatically reducing energy costs, helped to prevent fuel oil shortages and decreased a community’s carbon footprint while also making the community water and sewer system less costly.

Past Events

Chapter Webinar

August 8, 2018 via WebEx
11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Alaska Standard (UTC-09:00)
Webinar link: Will be sent day prior

Rural Alaska The Alaska Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is pleased to announce this month’s webinar!

“Growing Food in the Classroom”

Presenters:
  • Katie Croft, Science Teacher at Airports Heights Elementary School in Anchorage
  • Dan Perpich, Founder of VH Hydroponics headquartered in Anchorage

Presentation Summary:
Adding a hydroponics grow lab inside your school provides multiple benefits. The fresh produce can be used to supplement student nutrition or be sold to local venders to generate revenue for school activities. From a curriculum standpoint, hydroponics can be used to teach marketing, economics, and of course STEM. Katie and Dan will share their experiences with these systems, curriculum opportunities, and the lessons learned during their first year of using a hydroponic cabinet at Airport Heights Elementary School. This webinar will include a question and answer session.

If you have any questions or have suggestions for future webinars, please contact Craig Fredeen at cfredeen@coldeng.com.


Chapter Webinar

June 28, 2018 via WebEx
11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Alaska Standard (UTC-09:00)

The Alaska Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is pleased to announce this month’s webinar!

“FUNdamentals of Recovered Heat in Rural Alaska”

Rural Alaska Presenter: Tracy McKeon, P.E. LEED AP BD+C, Senior Mechanical Engineer with CRW Engineering Group, LLC.

Presentation Summary:
The presentation will include a general overview of what heat recovery is, applications, feasibility, design and maintenance considerations. It will cover lessons learned as well as challenges faced and overcome from the design and construction of multiple projects in rural areas. The presentation will include a case study on the award winning Quinhagak Heat Recovery Project which resulted in dramatically reducing energy costs, helped to prevent fuel oil shortages and decreased a community’s carbon footprint while also making the community water and sewer system less costly.

About the Presenter:
Tracy is a senior mechanical engineer and project manager leading the mechanical group at CRW Engineering Group, LLC. She has worked for over 19 years on mechanical design and construction management projects throughout Alaska. Tracy worked for mechanical contractors for six years, and has hands-on knowledge of plumbing, mechanical installations, and design. She is a Qualified Commissioning Professional, Energy Management Professional, and has been LEED AP certified since 2008. She became an engineer to help improve the life of others and believes in developing cost-effective simple and energy efficient systems for economically challenged communities.

Over the last four years at CRW she has had many opportunities to pursue her goals as she worked on multiple heat recovery and sustainable and renewable energy projects. All while starting and growing a successful mechanical engineering department from the ground up.
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