Calendar of Events
Community Events


  • June 1, 11 am – 4pm
    Potter Marsh Discovery Day
    Potter Marsh boardwalk, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge - 2880 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK; located at Mile 117 along the Seward Highway approximately 10 miles south of downtown Anchorage (approximately 1/2 mile south of the Rabbit Creek Road exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range). Help celebrate Anchorage's most popular wildlife viewing area at this free annual event. This family-friendly nature festival brings you birding stations along the boardwalk, captive birds from Bird TLC, educational animals from the Alaska Zoo, archery and spin casting practice, hands-on nature activities for kids, release of a rehabilitated wild bird, and more.
  • October 21, 10am – 5pm
    Belugas Count!
    Turnagain & Knik Arm Viewing Stations (10am – 2pm): whale counts & information. The Alaska Zoo (1pm-5pm): booths, presentations, & family activities. Hosted by NOAA Fisheries, ADF&G and other partners.  Come join the first annual Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Celebration and Citizen Count. Free. Additional Information or visit the Belugas Count! Facebook page.


  • June 5, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Birds among Beasts
    Believe it or not, the Musk Ox Farm is home to scads of wonderful bird species that we can enjoy and interact with. Palmer's-own born and raised bird nut, Justin Saunders, has developed a passion for all things bird. Whether it's stationary observation, birding hikes, nest watching, bird lists, photography, audio recording, feeding, or even talking with the birds, Justin enjoys spending every free second interacting with these fascinating creatures. Join us at the Musk Ox Farm for a fun bird walk with Justin and some great discussion about birding! Musk Ox Farm is located at 12850 E Archie Rd Palmer, AK.

    Additional Information

    Please email for more information.


  • June 8, 11am – 3pm
    Fun on the Flats - Reflections Lake Discovery Day
    Reflections Lake, Mile 30 Glenn Highway at the Knik River Access exit. Get outdoors and explore the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge; Family-friendly events including nature walks, booths, activities and art; Learn to identify birds on the refuge; Live educational bird presentation; Bear spray demonstrations; Trap release demonstrations; Learn to cast a fly rod; Help stock lake with fish; Food truck on-site.

    Additional Information

    Sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish and Game and our community partners. For more information, contact Sierra Doherty at (907) 861-2104 or email