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National Kick-Off Event for the Chugach Children’s Forest

Senator Mark Begich to address youth leadership in climate change at launch of ground-breaking new program

September 18, 2009 (Anchorage, AK) On Friday, September 25, the Chugach National Forest and Alaska Geographic will announce the national launch of the Chugach Children's Forest, a broad-reaching new initiative that empowers Alaska's youth to become leaders for climate change solutions, prepares them for careers in science and technology, and engages them and their communities in healthier, more active lifestyles.

A special evening event will commemorate this historic occasion. Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Kincaid Park Outdoor Center, the many state and national partners of the Children's Forest will gather for a student-led journey through this exciting new program.

Youth-directed films and presentations will highlight the evening, with additional remarks from Alaska Senator Mark Begich, Chugach National Forest Supervisor Joe Meade, and Alaska Geographic  executive Director Charles Money.

More than 150 people are expected to attend.

Kincaid Park Outdoor Center
Anchorage, Alaska
Friday, Sept. 25
6:00 p.m. Youth media gallery opens
7:00-9:00 p.m. Youth presentations and partner remarks

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