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Anchorage

  • March 9, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays:New Neighbors, New Diseases? Wildlife Health in a Changing Arctic
    Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Join Caroline Van Hemert from the USGS Alaska Science Center discusses several recent disease outbreaks among wild birds as well as research on birds and mammals in the Alaskan Arctic. For more information: elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov or call 267-2168
  • April 13, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays:Rapid Warming in the Alaskan Arctic: A Tale of Winners and Losers?
    Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, John Pearce, Office Chief for Wetlands and Terrestrial Ecosystem research at the USGS Alaska Science Center will share results of recent studies about warming conditions in the Arctic and the effects on Wildlife. For more information: elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov or call 267-2168

Juneau

  • March 2, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Blue Carbon
    Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3225 Riverside Drive. Heidi Pearson, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at UAS, will discuss "Blue Carbon" ecosystem services provided by marine mammals.

Mat-Su

  • March 2, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Baby Salmon Live Here!
    Mat-Su College, FSM Building, 8295 E. College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. What's so special about that lake, pond, creek or river in your backyard? A lot for juvenile Coho Salmon, who spend up to four years in freshwater before migrating downstream to the ocean. Why, where, and what they do in that time period can impact their growth, survival and ultimately their ability to spawn as an adult. Jon Gerken of US Fish and Wildlife Service has been conducting juvenile Coho studies in the Big Lake area since 2011. Come hear about a two-inch fish that swam 25 km upstream over 50 days to find a spot to rest for the winter, then swam the same distance downstream in just six days to saltwater. Call (907) 861-2104 for more information.
  • April 6, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Documenting Dinner: What's on the Brown Bears' Menu?
    Mat-Su College, FSM Building, 8295 E. College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. We all know that brown bears are omnivores, but just how much do they hunt versus forage, and if fish aren't available, what is their preferred food? Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist, Chris Brockman, placed video-camera collars on seven brown bears in Unit 13 to find out the answer. Join us as Chris shares some of the amazing video footage and elaborates on the feeding behavior of these bears. Call (907) 861-2104 for more information.