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Anchorage

  • May 11, 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 ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
  • May 14, 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 31, 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 3, 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 15, 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 ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
  • July 11, 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 ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
  • August 22, 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 ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 

Eagle River

  • June 25, 2 pm
    Living in Bear Country Presentation
    Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd. Learn how to stay safe in bear country, including how to recreate safely and install an electric fence to protect chickens or other livestock from bears. Presentation by Tony Carnahan, a wildlife biologist with ADF&G. Free; $5 parking for non-members.