National Trails Day!
Please join us on Saturday June 1 to help take care of public lands on National Trails Day. Volunteer registration starts at 8:30am, work runs from 9am to noon. Pizza lunch for all volunteers following the work projects.
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 outdoor bird walks every Thursday in May.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Please meet in the Campbell Creek Science Center parking lot. Dress appropriately for the weather and for walking on uneven terrain.
Hot cocoa and coffee will be available in the Science Center afterwards courtesy of the Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center.
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, hands-on workshops are free and open to the public. All programs begin at 7pm.
May 29: Bear Safety for Families
Summer in Alaska means a wide variety of kid-friendly outdoor activities. It also means sharing the trails, woods, and creeks with bears. Does your family know how to behave in bear country? Attend this free lecture about bear safety, practice using inert bear spray, and feel more confident about your family's outdoor adventures this summer.
June 12: Edible Wild Plants
There are many edible wild plants in Alaska—even right in our own backyards. Eating wild plants can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. Come learn more about edible wild plants as well as plants to avoid. Plant expert Verna Pratt will be our guide.
June 26: Salmon Habitat
Summer is here and that means the salmon will be returning! Come join us to learn about salmon habitat along the Campbell Creek. Fine–tune your fish I.D. skills and watch salmon swimming upstream!
July 10: Great Horned Owls
Great horned owls are one of the biggest owls in Alaska—and a fairly common sight on Campbell Tract. Come meet a captive great horned owl and learn more about these magnificent hunters from Gina Marie Smith with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
July 24: Foresters & What They Do
Check back again soon for a description of the program.
August 7: Forest Fire Ecology
Have you ever gone back to an area after a recent fire has moved through? What was growing there? How had things changed? Come discover what happens to the vegetation and wildlife after a wildland fire.
August 21: 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 southcentral Alaska. Bring specimens from your own backyard to identify!