Northern Susitna Institute

22510 Talkeetna Spur Road
Talkeetna, AK 99676

Mailing Address

Northern Susitna Institute

P.O. Box 46
Talkeetna, AK 99676

Hours of Operation

Winter Office Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday

Contact Information

Telephone Number:




Northern Susitna Institute provides students of all ages the opportunity to learn, share ideas, and develop real life skills in experience-based educational settings. NSI is the parent nonprofit organization to the Alaska Folk School and Classroom with a View, along with a variety of other experiential learning programs.

The Alaska Folk School offers a variety of classes throughout that year, embracing Alaska’s folk art tradition. Visit Alaska Folk School for the schedule of upcoming classes. 

Classroom with a View engages children and young adults in hands-on learning experiences, both in Talkeetna and destinations in North America. Programs include day camps, wilderness expeditions and internships.  Visit the Classroom with a View page to learn more about current offerings.


From Ralf Hoepner's Bicycle Mechanics Class: The class was great! We really got a lot out of it. I would encourage Ralf to do it again.

Alaska Folk School Student

Student from Peg Foster's Williamsburg Basket class: I really enjoyed Peg's basket class... It was a fun day just hanging-out... tapping into our creativity... and sharing stories.... a very nice group!

Alaska Folk School Student