Classroom in the Wild: Alaska

This immersive filmmaking workshop will take place July 20-29, 2018.

Classroom in the Wild: Alaska

The School of Communication's Center for Environmental Filmmaking is excited to offer students Classroom in the Wild: Alaska, a nine-day adventure into the Alaskan wilderness. Students will be introduced to the challenges and fun that comes along with environmental filmmaking. The program will take place from July 20-29, 2018. The class is open to the public. The class is for both first-time and experienced filmmakers and can be taken in conjunction with independent studies for AU credit. 


How to Register
Learning Outcomes

In order to register, you must email Seth Ransom, the general manager of Learn to Return at

There is a non-refundable $500 deposit with registration. Fees cover transportation, food, gear, and lodging in Alaska.

Early Bird Registration
Deadline: May 15
Regular Registration
Deadline: June 15

After you go through Classroom in the Wild: Alaska, you'll leave with the following skills and experiences:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Success in challenging conditions
  • Learning to push your boundaries
  • Improving photography and filmmaking skills
  • Work with 4k smartphones, cameras, and a drone

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