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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Outdoor safety training offered for educators

A course designed to prepare schoolteachers and others who work with children to effectively teach outdoor safety and cold water survival will be offered March 11-13 in Juneau.

The course is taught by the staff of Alaska Marine Safety Education Association and includes boating safety, ice safety, survival kits, hypothermia prevention, a review of personal flotation devices, distress signals and land survival.

Cost is $100. Academic credit is available for an additional fee. For information or to register, contact AMSEA at (907) 747-3287.

Foundation seeks nominations for conservation awards

The Alaska Conservation Foundation seeks nominations of exceptional individuals involved in conservation work for its annual awards.

Award categories include, but are not limited to, outstanding volunteer, professional, and civil service contributions. Also available is the Wilcher Award for Outstanding High School Senior.

Award nominations are due March 15. Forms are available at

Fund-raiser set for cancer victim

A chilli feed and auction fund-raiser for cancer patient, Juneau-Douglas High School teacher Jenifer Griffin, is set for Saturday, March 5, at the Moose Family Center on Old Dairy Road. The event begins at 5:30 and includes a silent auction of goods and services. At 6:30 auctioneer Lady Jane Mulready will call an outcry auction of special desserts, as well. Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family.

To donate items or for more information, contact Barb at 523-1507 or 463-5202.

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