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Anchorage

  • May 2, 12 pm – 4 pm
    Bear Aware Booth at Cabela's Family Great Outdoors Day
    Visit ADF&G's Bear Aware booth at this free family event at the Cabela's Store on C Street in Anchorage.
  • May 9, 9 am – 1 pm
    Bear Aware Booth at the University Center Health Fair
    Visit ADF&G's Bear Aware booth during the University Center Health Fair. Free, open to the public.
  • May 10, 12 pm – 4 pm
    Bear Aware Day at the Alaska Zoo
    Alaska Zoo. Fun and educational Bear Awareness event for all ages. Learn how to live and recreate safely in bear country and watch as the Alaska Zoo's bears try to open bear-resistant trash cans! Hosted by the Zoo, ADF&G and other members of the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.Regular Zoo admission applies; mothers get in free for Mother's Day.
  • May 27, 7 pm
    Bear Aware for Families
    Campbell Creek Science Center. Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group. Geared for families with children. Learn to use bear spray. Free; open to the public.
  • June 4, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
  • June 6, 11 am – 4 pm
    Potter Marsh Discovery Day
    Potter Marsh boardwalk, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Discover Potter Marsh and some of Alaska’s wildlife at Anchorage’s most popular wildlife viewing area. This family-friendly event brings you nature-related games and prizes, invertebrate sampling, birding stations along the boardwalk, captive birds from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, educational animals from the Alaska Zoo, kid-friendly archery range, fly and spin casting practice, and more. 

    Additional Information

    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).

  • June 27 – 28
    Bear Aware Booth at the Alaska Botanical Garden
    Learn about bear awareness and how electric fencing can deter bears at the Alaska Botanical Garden's summer fair.
  • June 27 – 28
    Bear Aware Booth at the Alaska Botanical Garden
    Learn about bear awareness and how electric fencing can deter bears at the Alaska Botanical Garden's summer fair.
  • July 8, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear and moose country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
  • August 4, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear ns mooaw country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
  • September 9, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic
    REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear and moose country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.

Anchorage-JBER

  • May 21, 9 am – 2 pm
    ADF&G Bear Aware Booth at the JBER Safety Fair
    Visit the ADF&G Bear Aware Booth at the JBER Safety Fair. JBER Hanger 1. Free and open to military and their dependents.

Eagle River

  • July 10, 11 am – 2 pm
    Bear Aware Booth at the Teddy Bear Picnic
    The Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group is hosting a bear aware booth at the Bear Paw Festival Teddy Bear Picnic. Free.

Girdwood

  • July 3 – 5
    Wild & Aware Booth at the Girdwood Forest Fair
    Come learn about living with wildlife at a booth hosted by Wild & Aware Girdwood and Girdwood K-8 students. Visit http://wildaware.org.

Palmer

  • April 29, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Brown Bears
    With Wildlife Technician, Drew Hamilton of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In early July through mid-August, chum salmon congregate between a series of rocks and boulders that form McNeil River Falls. Since there are only a few rivers in the area with similar fishing sites, brown bears congregate here in numbers that have brought McNeil River worldwide fame. Drew has spent several field seasons at McNeil and will share his impressive photographs and amazing tales! This lecture series is held at Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. 

    Additional Information

    The Mat-Su Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series is a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and USGS.