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Potter Marsh Discovery Day 2014

Group of people at previous Discovery Day event When: Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Where: 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).

Event: 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.

Help Release a Bird

Event participants may enter a free drawing for a chance to be the privileged person to help release a rehabilitated bird back into the refuge. (Release pending availability of a rehabilitated bird). The release is a good opportunity for some exciting photographs and will occur at 2:30 p.m.

A food vendor will be on site; parking available nearby; restrooms and entire facility is accessible to those in wheelchairs.

Young archer taking aim at a practice targetGroup of people standing around a woman with a bald eagle on her wrist

Event sponsors include Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, Alaska Sea Life Center, Alaska Zoo, Anchorage Audubon, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage Waterways Council, Audubon Alaska, Bird TLC, Casting for Recovery, Ducks Unlimited, Friends of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Municipality of Anchorage - Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. For information, contact Elizabeth Manning at (907) 267-2168 or elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov.