Barrow Community Test Garden

Despite temperatures in the low 30oF, 25 people came out to enjoy our annual Community Open Garden event at the Barrow Test Garden Saturday, June 18.  Now in our third season, the Barrow Test Garden is a project of Iļisaġvik College’s Cooperative Extension Program, in partnership with the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program. We have successfully been able to grow a Learn More →

High-speed broadband service comes to Barrow

On the day of the 4G rollout in Barrow, phone company employees wore brand new 4G-logo shirts, the store stayed open longer than normal, and social media went crazy. Learn More →

Tikigaq woman vies for Miss United States crown

Rosemary Berg from Point Hope has filed her paperwork and begun preparing for competition. Learn More →

Arizona botanist hopes for Arctic hydroponics

Phil Sadler tries to grow food on the moon. He started in Antarctica, made his way to Mars, and now has his sights set on Arctic Alaska, specifically Nuiqsut. Learn More →

Barrow featured on CNN program

The show airs Sunday at 10 p.m. EST/PST on CNN. Learn More →

Arctic Gardeners Flourish

Up on the Arctic coast, in Barrow, the community test garden is also thriving. Laura Thomas works for the Ilisagvik College's cooperative extension and a diabetes prevention program in town and started the project for several different reasons. Learn More →

Arctic Environmental Sampling Workshop

Sign up TODAY to start training for a career in Environmental Sampling in the Arctic! This 5-day workshop introduces students and environmental professionals to environmental data collection and sampling methods in the Alaskan Arctic. Course instruction is relevant to compliance, environmental assessments, permafrost engineering, with the objective of providing attendees with practical, marketable Learn More →

Two wheels on the Tundra Bike Program

Have you ever been to Barrow in the summer.... No? Well, let me tell you how to have some fun: ride a bike. Learn More →

Summer Camps Heating Up in Barrow

It's that time of the year again when school ends and students find themselves with an entire summer of days that need to be filled. Learn More →

Circus Camp Returns to the North Slope!

The Cooperative Extension Program is excited to announce the return of its highly successful Circus Camp tour to the North Slope Villages! Sign up for an unforgettable experience filled with fun and laughter. Details below: Barrow: Tuesday, May 26th-Friday, Friday, June 5th Nuiqsut: Monday, July 13th-Friday, July 17th Kaktovik: Monday, July 20th-Friday, July 24th Atqasuk: Monday, July Learn More →