If once you have slept on an island, you'll
never be quite the same.         

                                       -Rachel Field 



2017 Events

tileMay/June 2017

May 2-June 2: Archaeological Work on Yukon Island
May 17-19: Fireweed Academy kids
June 16-19 Open
June 20-22: Zan Frederick & Family
June 23-25: OLÉ! Course: Friends & Anemones (www.OLEAnchorage.org)

July 2017

July 1-4: Abbott Family Annual 4th of July Celebration
July 14-16: OLÉ! Planning Retreat (www.OLEAnchorage.org)
July 20-23: UAA Course:  Introduction to Person-Centered Expressive Arts with Dr. Allison Wilson.  
July 28-30: Feldenkrais Retreat with Gail French (gailpfrench@gmail.com)

August 2017

August 4-6: Julia O’Malley’s Writing Retreat
August 8-10: Let Every Woman Know Cancer Survivors Retreat
August 11-13: St. Mary’s Teen Group
August 16-23: Open
August 25-27: Good Friends Book Club

Past Activities
Every retreat is different because each group and each goal is different.  Yukon Island is a perfect place for team building, learning from a workshop or class, gathering for a retreat, slowing down, exploring nature, taking beach or low tide walks, going on an archaeology tour, or learning about geology. 

Here are some examples of groups we have hosted:

Summers 2008-2016:
* OLE! (Opportunities for Lifelong Education) courses-- Movies & Ocean Science, Mushrooms & Birds, Geology & Botany, Yukon Island Archaeology, Low-tide Marine Biology, EthnobotanyArchaeology & Poetry.
* St. Mary's Episcopal Church Teen Annual Retreat
* Feldenkrais and Tai Qi groups
* Family Reunions and Weddings
* North American Women Professors of Adult Education Retreat
* University Faculty & Staff Action Research Workshop
* Project GRAD, Fireweed Academy 3rd-5th graders; Winterberry School 7th & 8th graders
* Wellness and Cancer Survivor Retreats
* Quilting groups and book clubs
* Writing workshops

Summers 2003-8 Graduate adult education courses:

* Dr. Leona English, St. Xavier University: Women, Knowing & Authenticity:  Exploring the Contradictions.
* Dr. Carolyn Clark, Texas A & M and Dr. Marsha Rossiter, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Exploring Narrative Learning  
* Dr. Tom Heaney, National Louis University. Learning for a Change
* Dr. Lisa Baumgartner, Northern Illinois University. Exploring Adult Development & Learning
* Dr. Raymond Wlodkowski, Regis University. Enhancing Adult Motivation: A Multicultural and Neuroscientific Understanding for
Teaching Adults
* Dr. Maria Cseh, George Washington University.  Multicultural Human Resource Development   
* Dr. John Dirkx, Michigan State University.  Towards an Ethic of the Inner Voice
* Dr. Kathleen King, Fordham University.  Distance Learning: Issues and Trends for Adult Learning
* Dr. Vivian Mott, East Carolina University.  Creativity, Intuition & Wisdom
* Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, University of Georgia.  Exploring Narrative as a Methodology
* Dr. Jack Mezirow, Emeritus, Columbia University. Learning as Transformation.
* Drs. Elizbeth Tisdell & Ed Taylor, Penn State, Spiritual & Cultural Dimensions of Transformative Education.

Sample of Other Retreats/Courses:
* Many outings focused on plant or marine biology, including the Alaska Plant Society, Center for Coastal Studies, Kachemak Bay
Heritage Land Trust, etc.
* Women Professors of Adult Education Retreat (1999, 2003, 2008)
* Teacher training or courses on science, ecology, geology, and archaeology.
* Undergraduate Geology/Kayaking course
* Antioch New Hampshire courses
* Chugach Gem and Mineral Society
* Archaeology field schools- summer digs
* University department planning retreats
* Kachemak Bay campus writing retreat
* Sisters in Crime (women mystery writers) retreat
* Book Club Retreats.
* KPB Architecture:  Firm retreat
* Wilderness Medicine Retreat for people who were being trained as paramedics.
* ASSET Train the Trainers (Building resilience in young children.)
* Tai Chi/Qi Gong retreats
* Women Wellness retreats
* Family reunion with planned activities

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