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Anchorage

  • May 6, 6pm – 7:30pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presentation and bear spray demonstration by ADF&G.
  • May 11, 12pm – 4pm
    Bear Aware Day at the Alaska Zoo
    Alaska Zoo. Come to this fun and educational spring event hosted by the Alaska Zoo, ADF&G and other bear aware partners and refresh your bear aware knowledge. Regular zoo admission; mothers get in free for Mother’s Day.
  • May 18, 11am – 5pm
    International Migratory Bird Day at the Alaska Zoo
    Alaska Zoo. This year’s theme is “Why Birds Matter.” ADF&G is a partner host for this event. Regular zoo admission; mothers get in free for Mother’s Day.
  • May 28, 7pm
    Bear Aware for Families
    BLM Campbell Creek Science Center. Bear awareness for families with children. ADF&G and BLM presentation. For parents- learn to use bear spray; free.
  • June 7, 11am – 4pm
    Potter Marsh Discovery Days
    Potter Marsh Boardwalk. Celebrate and discover Potter Marsh at this family-friendly event with nature-related games and hands-on learning, birding stations, a rehabilitated bird release at 2:30 pm and much more.
  • June 12, 6pm – 7:30pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presentation and bear spray demonstration by ADF&G.
  • June 26, 6pm – 7:30pm
    Bear CAM Season 2: Anchorage Urban Bears at REI
    REI. Come hear from ADF&G biologist Tony Carnahan about a two-year study on Anchorage bears using collars that gathered location data, plus video and sound. See from a bear’s perspective how we can live more responsibly in bear country.
  • July 10, 6pm – 7:30pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presentation and bear spray demonstration by ADF&G.
  • August 14, 6pm – 7:30pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presentation and bear spray demonstration by ADF&G.

Fairbanks

  • April 24, 6:30–8:30pm
    Sharing Nature Training
    Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • April 25 – 27
    Tanana Valley Fisheries Center
    Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will open the doors to the Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery during the upcoming Fairbanks Outdoor Show April 25–27. Department staff will be available to answer questions during the Outdoor Show hours of 2pm–8pm Friday, 10am–6pm Saturday, and 11am–5pm on Sunday. There is no admission charge to visit the Tanana Valley Fisheries Center. For more information contact Gary George, Hatchery Manager at 907 451-2661.
  • May 1, 6:30–8:30pm
    Sharing Nature Training
    Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • May 3, 12pm–4pm
    Spring Migration Celebration
    Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • May 8, 6:30–8:30pm
    Sharing Nature Training
    Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • May 11, 2pm
    Frog Walk
    Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • May 15, 6:30–8:30pm
    Sharing Nature Training
    Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • August 22 – 24
    Sandhill Crane Festival
    Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • October 25, 12pm–4pm
    Creepy Critters Program
    Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
  • November 22, 12pm–4pm
    Thanksgiving for the Birds
    Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .

Mat-Su

  • April 30, 7pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Non-native Blackfish in Cottonwood Creek
    Mat-Su College (8295 College Drive, off of Trunk Road). Jonathan Stecyk, PhD of University of Alaska Anchorage will present his research on the non-native blackfish in Cottonwood Creek. Wildlife Wednesdays are free science lectures open to the community. Great for science-minded individuals!
  • May 28, 7pm
    Balancing growing populations: Managing moose in a developing landscape
    Mat-Su College (8295 College Drive, off of Trunk Road). Todd Rinaldi of ADF&G will discuss the challenges of balancing a growing moose population amidst Mat-Su Valley’s persistent human development. Wildlife Wednesdays are free science lectures open to the community. Great for science-minded individuals!

Noorvik

  • April 30, 6pm
    Community Caribou Night
    Noorvik School Library. Learn more about our local caribou herd. This is a great chance for an informal visit with the lead caribou biologist for the Western Arctic Herd and a good opportunity for you to ask questions. Discussions will include, but are not limited to, population status, trends, health and management. Contact: Meghan Nedwick or Jim Dau at ADF&G 442-3420 or by email: meghan.nedwick@alaska.gov
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