Early Morning Bird Walks
Develop and fine-tune your birding skills and witness the progression of songbird migration through the Campbell Tract this spring. Join BLM staff and Anchorage Audubon Society members for a series of early morning bird walks in May. Please dress appropriately for the weather and for walking on uneven terrain. Hot cocoa and coffee will be available at the Science Center afterwards courtesy of Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center.
May 5, 12, 19, & 26 (Thursdays in May)
6:30-8:30am (Participants are free to leave early.)
Meet in the Campbell Creek Science Center parking lot.
Call 267-1241 for more information.
Midsummer Night's Science Series
Come discover the natural wonders in your backyard here on Campbell Tract. Interact with local professionals and discover the processes of science and natural resource management. These family-friendly workshops are free and open to the public. All programs begin at 7:00pm.
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June 1: Bear Aware for Families
Summer in Alaska means sharing the forest with bears. Does your family know what to do? Attend this lecture about bear safety, practice using inert bear spray, and feel confident about your family's outdoor adventures this summer.
June 8: Creating Confident Outdoor Families
Alaska provides a wealth of outdoor exploration opportunities for folks of all ages. Join Erin Kirkland, author of Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children, on a kid-friendly exploration of the Campbell Tract. Learn tips and tricks to take with you on the trail to keep your children safe and engaged.
June 22: Athabaskan Natural History
July 6: Gold Mining
July 20: Bees and Pollinators of Alaska
August 6: Wild Wolves
August 17: Mushroom Fair
Come have fun learning about fungi. Local mushroom enthusiasts will share their knowledge about mushrooms through posters, discussion, and specimens from all over South-central Alaska. Bring specimens from your own backyard to identify!
Moms, Pops, & Tots
Discovering the Outdoors with Your Children
From the earliest ages, nature exploration and outdoor play are critical for children’s healthy development. Come spend time with us exploring the wonders of the natural world with your infant or toddler and their siblings. You'll establish an outdoor activity network with other parents, learn more about outdoor gear, and leave with useful handouts!
We all begin together on our gentle adventures exploring areas around the Science Center. Bathrooms and changing stations are available. Flexible ending time allows families to stay for the full two hours or leave when the enthusiasm wanes.
Programs are 10am to 12pm every other Wednesday beginning in mid-June:
June 15 & 29
July 13 & 27
August 10 & 24
National Trails Day: Saturday June 4!!