Alaska Sea Grant is offering a new class aimed at helping Alaskans understand and comply with new federal regulations on food safety. Taught by Alaska Sea Grant seafood specialists Chris Sannito and Brian Himelbloom, the Preventive Controls for Human Food class will be held in Kodiak on April 12-14. Commercial food producers are the main audience for the course, including small, medium and large processors.
Leonard Kamerling, University of Alaska Museum of the North’s film curator, will present “Worth a Thousand Words: Preserving Alaska’s Visual History” at noon April 20 in the museum auditorium.
The Alaska Wood Energy Conference, April 11-12 in Ketchikan, will focus on biomass technologies and issues related to heating with firewood.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer pesticide applicator certification training April 18-20 by videoconference.
The session will take place at sites in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Palmer, Delta Junction, Soldotna, Sitka, Juneau and other communities as requested.
Alaska Sea Grant is offering a two-day class on how to turn fish eggs into food products. To be held April 27-28 in Kodiak, Sea Grant’s Roe School is all about learning how to process and prepare seafood roe for safe consumption.
Four customer service workshops for employees of the hospitality and visitor services industry will be offered in Fairbanks during April. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Division of Economic Development will co-sponsor AlaskaHost classes on customer service essentials, telephone customer service and serving customers with disabilities. A fourth training, Alaska in Your Backyard, describes local sights and history.
April 12 is the deadline to register for a certified food protection manager training that will be offered April 26 by videoconference in five Alaska communities. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the food safety workshop, which will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer, Juneau and Sitka.
Fairbanks academics and professional journalists will explore the role of the press in society during a two-part lecture series at the Raven Landing Community Center on March 29 and April 5. Both events start at 7 p.m.
Archaeologist Thomas McGovern will give a free talk, “Burning Libraries: Climate Threats to Heritage and the Archaeological Record,” at noon Thursday, April 6, in 302 Bunnell.