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Please Note:
  • Weekly events are usually posted by Sunday evening.
  • Parents are responsible for their child's safety and behavior at all times. 
  • Parents are expected to attend events with their children.  If you are unable to attend, you must make prior arrangements with another parent to be responsible for your children.
  • Most a.l.l. events are led by a fellow homeschooling parent who has volunteered to lead an adventure or organize an event.
  • Not all events are posted here.  Please join the email or Facebook groups to participate in more activities.

Join us on Facebook or Email to see upcoming activites

posted Oct 25, 2018, 4:46 PM by Kjerstin Boorstein

Hi all,

Our Facebook group is active and the right place to connect with other local parents. We will no longer post activities on this website. Some activities will be shared in the private email group, as well as Facebook.

A.L.L. Google Calendar

posted Apr 26, 2014, 8:13 PM by Kjerstin Boorstein

Hi All!  

So many folks are on the Facebook page and email list, that I rarely post activities here anymore.  If you have come here looking for what coming up, be sure to take a look at our Google calendar.  I will do my best to post info about upcoming events.  You can even add the A.L.L. calendar to your personal calendar on your phone or computer.  I probably can't give technical advice, but I have an iPhone and MacBook and have managed to added it. 

Anyway, head back to the About a.l.l. page and you will find a calendar on the bottom right.  

Hope to see you at an upcoming activity soon!

8/21/13 - 4th Annual Not-Back-to-School Picnic

posted Aug 15, 2013, 10:39 AM by Kjerstin Boorstein   [ updated Aug 15, 2013, 10:46 AM ]

Hey all,

It is that time of year again.  Can you believe all our school friends have to head back to the classroom?  It still feels like summer!  

Let's celebrate the joy of learning out in the world! We'll meet on the first official day of homeschooling this year for some outdoor fun. Join us on 8/21/13 from 11am - 3pm for our 4th Annual Not-Back-to-School Picnic at Ruth Arcand Park! 

I rented the shelter, so please join us, rain or shine! I plan to bring some food to share, so feel free to bring a dish as well and we can have a potluck lunch with friends.  

Start the year by seeing old friends and making some new ones!

If you are thinking about homeschooling, this is great time to come out and meet some folks.  


2013 End of Summer Park Days

posted Jul 25, 2013, 11:56 AM by Kjerstin Boorstein   [ updated Aug 12, 2013, 1:44 PM ]

Join us for a few more park days this summer.  We meet on Wednesdays around 11:30 or so and stay until we're done!

So, mark your calendars and spend the last bit of summer with your fellow life learners!  
Wednesday Park Days
August 21 - Our 4th Annual Not Back To School Celebration - Ruth Arcand Playground
August 28 - 1st day for K and 1st graders - Lynn Ary Park

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 8/28/12 - Lynn Ary Park at Noon

posted Aug 29, 2012, 12:12 AM by Kjerstin Boorstein

We're celebrating our Life Learners first day of Kindergarten and First Grade.  While many of our friends head off to school, we're want to play with our homeschooling friends at the park! Family members of all ages are welcome to join us.  

We'll meet at Lynn Ary Park playground at Noon (some folks are planning to be there early). Bring your own lunch.  We might take a walk down to the coastal trail and check out the sand by the water. 

We look forward to seeing you all!

Oliver, Benton (my Kindergartner) and Linnea

Wednesday, 8/22/12 - Not Back to School Picnic

posted Aug 17, 2012, 11:18 AM by Kjerstin Boorstein

Hey all,

Let's start our year off with friends.  While all the local kids will be at the first day of school, let's celebrate the freedom and joy of homeschooling.  We'll meet at Sitka Street Park between 11am-3pm for our 3rd Annual Not-Back-To-School Picnic.  

I rented the shelter, so please join us, rain or shine! We'll be bringing some food to share, so feel free to bring a dish as well and we can have a potluck lunch with friends.  

Start the year by seeing old friends and making some new ones!

If you are thinking about homeschooling, this is great time to come out and meet some folks.  


Wednesday, 8/8/12 - Alaska Botanical Gardens at Noon

posted Aug 7, 2012, 5:07 PM by Kjerstin Boorstein

We're meeting at the Alaska Botanical Gardens on Wednesday 8/8/12 at Noon.

In case you haven't been, more info is available on their website: Alaska Botanical GardensAdmission is $5 per child ages 3 - 18, $7 per adult. Members and Children under 3 are free.

We might get one of their discovery duffels again.  There are activities and books in them geared at kids ages 4-9.  

See you there,

Monday 7/23 - Eagle River - The Commons Playground at Noon

posted Jul 22, 2012, 12:13 AM by Kjerstin Boorstein

Hi all,

We're meeting out in Eagle River on Monday, 7/23 at The Commons Playground at Noon.

Bring a lunch and a rain coat because we'll be there rain or shine! 

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 3/29 - Anchorage Public Lands Info Center

posted Mar 12, 2012, 5:01 PM by Kjerstin Boorstein

Hi all,

March 29th at 1pm we're going to meet at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center downtown (the old Federal building).  They will give us a brief introduction send the kids on a scavenger hunt (in the building) and they have a movie for them too.  It is free, but you might want to bring some quarters for parking.

This is the except from their newsletter:

Alaska Animal Scavenger Hunt
Join rangers in exploring the visitor center for wild Alaskan animals. The exhibitry at Alaska Public Lands Information Center provides an opportunity for groups to view wild animals at a close (and safe) distance. Species include brown bear, wolverine, Dall sheep, caribou, arctic fox, polar bear, and many more. The scavenger hunts includes hands-on materials (skulls, furs, stamps, and other “touchy-feely things”). Group tours include a short introduction to Alaska’s parks and public lands (20-25 minutes), a movie of your choice (30-40 minutes), and an age-appropriate scavenger hunt (30 minutes). Programs typically last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Addresses Alaska State Standards Science A12, A15, B1, and D1.
Scavenger hunt subjects include Alaska’s Birds, Animals, and Alaska’s Native Peoples. Movie titles include Alaska’s Coolest Animals, Alaska’s Three Bears, and the Biggest Bears.

I told them we'd have at least 10 kids plus parents.  So, mark your calendar and please plan to join us.

Here is a link to their website


and the map to their address:
605 West 4th Avenue, Suite 105, Anchorage AK 99501

Please let me know if you are planning to attend.


Thursday, 1/12/12 - Anchorage Museum at 1pm

posted Jan 8, 2012, 8:46 PM by Kjerstin Boorstein

It looks like we only going to have a high of 6 degrees on Thursday.  So, I figure now is as good a time as any to meet at the Anchorage Museum.   I know some of you have annual passes, but if not, visit the museum's website, www.anchoragemuseum.org, for admission info and directions.

My family will likely be in the Imaginerium sometime after 1pm.  We may bring our lunch or a snack and take a break after a bit.

Hope to see you there!

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