Over 250 Alaska Resource Kits were distributed throughout Alaska this year!
Alaska Resource Education, formerly AMEREF, is a partnership between the State of Alaska Department of Education and private industry.
Alaska Resource Education's mission is to educate students about Alaska's natural resources.
Achieving our mission takes the support of many individuals and companies throughout Alaska. Your individual and corporate donations are used to provide Alaska Resource Kits, worth over $400, to any requesting Alaskan educator. Your contributions are also used to provide the necessary training on use of the kit.
Alaska Resource Education could not exist without the support of our corporate and individual partners. Please click here to learn more about how you can make a difference in Alaska's classrooms.
Alaska Resource Education Receives IMCC Minerals Education Award from Alaska’s Governor Parnell
Governor Parnell Presents IMCC Public Outreach Award to Michelle Bruner and Nick Enos for Alaska Resource Education
Photo: Judy Patrick Photography
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell presented the Interstate Mining Compact Commission’s (IMCC) 2011Minerals Education Award in the Public Outreach Category to Alaska Resource Education (ARE) during a meeting of the Alaska Resource Development Council on June 28, 2011 before 950 people who were in attendance. While introducing the award, Governor Parnell stated, “The Interstate Mining Compact Commission provides a strong united voice that makes a difference in each member states’ efforts. It helps member states have effective regulatory programs, to conserve natural resources, and have strong mineral economies. IMCC is also invited to testify before Congress. They weigh in and keep an eye on [activities of] EPA, BLM, OSM.... The Commission has given the public outreach award 13 times, but this is the first time an Alaska entity has received the award. Alaska Resource Education programming has been around for over 20 years.... It’s my distinct honor to formally present the award on behalf of the Interstate Mining Compact Commission to the nonprofit partnership between the Alaska Department of Education and Alaska Resource Education.”
Receiving the award from the Governor on behalf of ARE were Michelle Bruner, Executive Director of ARE, and Nick Enos, Vice President of ARE and Environmental Manager for Donlin Gold.