Calendar of Events
Community Events

Anchorage

  • February 14, 7–8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Tracking the Wolverine
    Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Follow the tracks of wolverines as Mike Harrington with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shares insights from a wolverine research project. The project, which used tracking collars and trail cameras, helped determine a more accurate population estimate, and to better understand wolverine movements, home ranges and relationships with other wolverines.
     

    Additional Information

    Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

  • March 14, 7–8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Fish-Friendly Roads-Wave of the Future
    Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Is Alaska's road system fish-friendly? Katrina Liebich, Fisheries Outreach Coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses how removing barriers and obstacles to salmon and fish movement with more fish-friendly culverts, bridges and roads, is benefiting us all.
     

    Additional Information

    Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

  • April 7
    Bear Aware Scavenger Hunt at the Great Alaska Sportsman Show
    Come have fun learning about bear safety at the annual bear aware scavenger hunt, hosted by the BLM, ADF&G and other Anchorage Bear Committee partners. The scavenger hunt will be offered on Saturday, April 7, only. The show is held at the Sullivan and Ben Boecke Arenas in Anchorage. For more about show hours, visit http://greatalaskasportsmanshow.com/.
  • April 11, 7–8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Bear Aware?
    Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. We live a big wild life in Anchorage and with that comes the responsibility of knowing how to live around potentially dangerous wildlife, particularly bears. Spring is the perfect time to brush up on your bear safety knowledge with Eric Stuart, an educator with the Bureau of Land Management, and Tom Griffin, manager of McNeil River State Game Sanctuary (Alaska Department of Fish and Game). Bear spray training included.

    Additional Information

    Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

  • April 17, 6 – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
  • May 1, 6 – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
  • June 2, 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, 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, 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 12, 6 – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
  • July 10, 6 – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
  • August 14, 6 – 7:30 pm
    Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI
    REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.

Mat-Su

  • February 7, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Plants versus Herbivores
    Matanuska Experiment Farm, Palmer. How do plants and animals manage to make a living, especially here in Alaska? Eagle River Nature Center naturalist Ute Olsson discusses the ecology of herbivory, the balance between plants and the animals that eat them. How do plants manage not to get entirely gobbled up by herbivores? How do herbivores manage to subsist on a diet of plants that are often low quality, such as woody browse in the winter?
  • March 7, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Alaska’s Amphibians
    Matanuska Experiment Farm. With herpetologist, Joshua Ream. Details forthcoming.
  • April 4, 7pm – 8pm
    Wildlife Wednesdays: Managing Moose Populations
    Matanuska Experiment Farm. With ADF&G Palmer Area Biologist, Tim Peltier. Details forthcoming.