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Anchorage

  • November 12, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Brown Bear Diet
    By controlling the diet of brown bears at the Alaska Zoo, researchers are hoping to better understand how different foods are incorporated in the tissues of a bear, and how roads or other human developments might affect how bears forage for food. Matt Rogers, with UAA, discusses a collaborative research project with the Alaska Zoo that combines field studies, controlled feeding and ecological modeling to better understand the foraging ecology of Alaskan brown bears through stable isotope analysis.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
  • December 10, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Bear Viewing
    Drew Hamilton, a field technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, discusses insights about brown bear behavior and shares photography from his seasonal work guiding bear-viewing at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.
  • January 14, 2015, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Loons
    Though rare compared to most waterbirds in Alaska, loons are aggressive rulers of tundra lakes, sometimes battling to the death. Joel Schmutz, with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center, shares research about the three Arctic species of loons in Alaska and how they differ in size, feeding strategy, abundance, and vulnerability to conservation threats.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
  • February 11, 2015, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bats
    The ecology of bats in Alaska is a mystery but biologists are beginning to shed light on the behaviors of this unique flying mammal. Join Marian Snively, Wildlife Diversity Program biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, to learn how new research and acoustic monitoring, combined with a decade of Citizen Science participation, are filling information gaps on bat distributions, roosting, migration and hibernation activities.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
  • March 11, 2015, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bristle-thighed Curlew
    Learn about Alaska’s rare shorebird and its connection to national wildlife refuges in Hawaii and the Pacific. Kristine Sowl, a wildlife biologist with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, takes you on a journey to its remote western Alaska breeding grounds and winter home on the islands and atolls of the Pacific.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
  • April 8, 2015, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island Region
    Most of the Eastern North Pacific gray whale population migrates through Unimak Pass, Alaska. Over 100 killer whales also arrive to intercept them with effects that ripple through the near-shore and terrestrial ecosystem. Craig Matkin, Executive Director for the North Gulf Oceanic Society, will discuss this interaction and how it affects the marine ecosystem.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.

Fairbanks

Haines

  • November 17, 7pm
    Mountain Goat Research in the Haines/Skagway Area
    Join mountain goat biologist Kevin White and Area Management Biologist Stephanie Sell at the Chilkat Center Lobby to discuss on-going research being conducted in the Haines and Skagway area.

Juneau

  • November 6, 7pm – 9pm
    Sharing Juneau's Trails - Trapping Presentation
    Please join us at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a community trapping presentation sponsored by the Alaska Trappers Association and Alaska Department of Fish and Game.  This presentation will include viewing the Sharing Alaska's Trails video, what to look for while using trails, trap examples, Q&A with local trappers, and learning how to release pets from traps.  For more information call 465-4265.

Kobuk

  • November 8, 1pm
    Western Arctic Herd Community Caribou Meeting
    Kobuk school and annual IRA meeting

Mat-Su

  • November 19, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Polar Bears
    A presentation about polar bears with Todd Atwood, U.S. Geological Survey
    Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea have been spending greater amounts of time on the coastal North Slope of Alaska in summer and fall. This coincides with marked decreases in the extent of summer sea-ice coverage and may represent a choice made to exploit coastal habitats rather than followretreating sea ice into the Polar Basin. The use of on-shore habitats has the potential to increase exposure to contaminants and pollutants associated with industrial development and heighten the potential for human-bear interactions.
    Wildlife Wednesdays are free lectures sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and the U.S. Geological Survey to inform the community about Alaska's wildlife through current research, management practices, traditional knowledge and viewing opportunities. All lectures are held at the Mat-Su Community College.
  • December 10, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Caribou
    A presentation about Caribou by Nick Demma of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Wildlife Wednesdays are free lectures sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and the U.S. Geological Survey to inform the community about Alaska's wildlife through current research, management practices, traditional knowledge and viewing opportunities. All lectures are held at the Mat-Su Community College.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.