Midsummer Night's Science Series
Come discover the natural wonders in your backyard here on Campbell Tract. Interact wtih 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.
July 22: Inch by Inch--Gardening with the Family
Gardening may look complex but, with a little preparation and creativity, it’s so easy a child could do it! Join Patrick Ryan from the Alaska Botanical Garden for an evening of gardening tricks, information on native plants, and landscaping ideas as well as some interactive songs for our sprout-sized gardeners.
August 5: Fabulous Frogs
Anchorage is home to a deep-freeze hibernation champion, the wood frog. Mari Reeves, a biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will share her knowledge of Alaskan frogs and their mysterious limb deformities. Join us to learn about the hardy history of frogs in Alaska, where to find them, and the threats these amphibians face. You'll also meet some live frogs!
August 19: 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!