Earn your degree where farm, forests and mountains are your classroom.

A letter from the director:

Your Master’s degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (MSOEE) from Alaska Pacific University signals a commitment to the natural world and its power to help people flourish. It’s also a sign that you love a challenge.

At Alaska Pacific University, our OEE home base is a 800 acre working farm that doubles as your active-learning lab, where students like you can design and deliver environmental learning programs year-round. Our home here at the Kellogg Campus, just 45 minutes northeast of APU’s main campus, encompasses open fields, northern forest, spring fens and winding trails – pristine terrain that’s waiting to be explored and interpreted by educators like you.

Take part, if you choose, in a community supported agriculture project for a hands-on (and hands dirty) education in sustainable farming. Challenge yourself to research Alaska-based issues familiar to OEE professionals worldwide, including the values of wilderness education and place-based learning, alternative curriculum implementation or land-use conflicts among many others.

You’ll join our intentionally small cohorts for learning that may occur around the farmhouse fireplace, in the yurt, at the interactive children’s garden and any outdoor space in between. Surrounding it all: Glacier-covered peaks that you’re welcome to explore by joining APU-sponsored travel courses.

By combining your love of the outdoors with a desire to educate others, your MSOEE degree readies you for careers that bring science to the public and students to the outdoors.  Consider opportunities with government agencies as well as national or state parks, municipal youth programs, Farm-to-School projects, and outreach agencies, among others.

Welcome to the Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education. And welcome to Kellogg Farm Campus, your home for place-based learning .

Steve Rubinstein, MSOEE Program Director

A letter from the director:

Your Master’s degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education (MSOEE) from Alaska Pacific University signals a commitment to the natural world and its power to help people flourish. It’s also a sign that you love a challenge.

At Alaska Pacific University, our OEE home base is a 800 acre working farm that doubles as your active-learning lab, where students like you can design and deliver environmental learning programs year-round. Our home here at the Kellogg Campus, just 45 minutes northeast of APU’s main campus, encompasses open fields, northern forest, spring fens and winding trails – pristine terrain that’s waiting to be explored and interpreted by educators like you.

Take part, if you choose, in a community supported agriculture project for a hands-on (and hands dirty) education in sustainable farming. Challenge yourself to research Alaska-based issues familiar to OEE professionals worldwide, including the values of wilderness education and place-based learning, alternative curriculum implementation or land-use conflicts among many others.

You’ll join our intentionally small cohorts for learning that may occur around the farmhouse fireplace, in the yurt, at the interactive children’s garden and any outdoor space in between. Surrounding it all: Glacier-covered peaks that you’re welcome to explore by joining APU-sponsored travel courses.

By combining your love of the outdoors with a desire to educate others, your MSOEE degree readies you for careers that bring science to the public and students to the outdoors.  Consider opportunities with government agencies as well as national or state parks, municipal youth programs, Farm-to-School projects, and outreach agencies, among others.

Welcome to the Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education. And welcome to Kellogg Farm Campus, your home for place-based learning .

Steve Rubinstein, MSOEE Program Director

CURRENT MSOEE STUDENT PROFILES

Erin Moriearty

Erin Moriearty

Current MSOEE Student

Erin Moriearty is originally from Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin and is new to Alaska as an MSOEE student at APU. She has a B.S. in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Erin came to APU with experience working in school and youth gardens, and having served as a Farm to School AmeriCorps member, helping to procure local foods for schools and teaching elementary school students about food and nutrition.

In addition to hiking, skiing, and knitting in her free time, Erin loves her time in Alaska as a developing outdoor and environmental educator through the MSOEE program and all the adventures that come with it.

Chris Eversman

Chris Eversman

Current MSOEE Student

Born and raised in the heart of the Interior, Chris is no stranger to the joys and perils of the Alaskan outdoors. After graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a B.S. in Chemistry, he taught mathematics at the UAF Community and Technical College for three years.

An avid distance runner, Chris has coached runners of varying ages and abilities, specializing in first-time and intermediate marathon runners. Chris has hiked nearly every trail in the Fairbanks area, skied nearly every slope, and flipped a canoe in nearly every river and stream.

Chris lives in Palmer and is a graduate student in the MSOEE program Alaska Pacific University. Currently, he teaches in Palmer at the Kellogg F.I.E.L.D. School.

Contact the MSOEE Graduate Program

Steve Rubinstein, Director of MSOEE
907.982-3122
srubinstein@alaskapacific.edu

Megan Rock, Program Coordinator
907.355-1337
mrock@alaskapacific.edu

APU Kellogg Campus

6404 N Lossing Rd.,
Palmer, AK 99645