BLM Alaska COVID-19 Updates

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Public Programs and Events

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Are you curious to learn different ways to recreate on public lands? Do you want to deepen your knowledge of natural history or resource management? Or, slow down with a gentle self-guided mindfulness walk outdoors? Whatever your interest, the Campbell Creek Science Center has a virtual program or self-guided experience for you! 

The Campbell Creek Science Center has suspended in-person events and programs until further notice. Check out our virtual programs below:

Alaska Explorers

Alaska Explorers

Have you ever wondered how glaciers move, why beavers have such large front teeth, or why teamwork is vital to studying science? Your child will discover this and more as they apply science, art, social studies, and social emotional skills to uncover the wonders of Alaska’s natural world. These virtual programs are intended for individual, at-home learners in K-6th grade. Teachers - if you’re seeking distance learning for your class please visit our Distance Learning page Like the look of an Alaska Explorers topic? We can often adapt programs to meet your needs - contact CCSC for customized program options for your group (sciencecenter@blm.gov)

Registration required and space is limited.

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat

Our monthly slide lecture series runs from October through April (typically the third Wednesday of the month) and features a different science, natural resources, or outdoor recreation topic each month. Programs begin at 7 p.m. These programs are all virtual this season.

Midsummer Night's Science Series

Midsummers Night Science Series

Our summer series programs occur once a month on Wednesdays from May through August. Participants learn about science and natural resource management through a combination of lecture and experiential activities. Programs begin at 7 p.m.

TOTs

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TOTs

TOTs, or Time Outside Together, is a free, hands-on nature program for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. These programs have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Check out the TOTs Nature Learning Resources for easy at-home activities you can do with your tots. 

Monthly Events

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Check out our Summer Nature Journaling Series!

 

 

 

 

June

June 2, 10 a.m. Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Animal Detective

Who left behind those tracks? Why are there holes in that tree?  Use observation skills to decipher tricky clues that tell the story of how Alaskan animals move through their habitats.   

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


June 8, 12 p.m. Alaska Time | Summer Nature Journaling Series: Introduction to Nature Journaling

In this kickoff session to Summer Nature Journaling, find out what nature journaling is and why it is such a great tool to connect with the natural world. You will practice using all your senses to make detailed observations and launch your summer of nature journaling.

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Registration required.


June 9, 10 a.m. Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: What Animal Lives Here?

Solve the case of “Who lives here?” Become a science detective and the follow the clues to figure out which habitats are best suited for different Alaskan animals. Then use your imagination to create a habitat for your favorite animal.

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


June 16, 10 a.m. Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Forest Explorers

Calling all Forest Explorers! Use your senses to discover different elements of the forest and how they change over time. Then, take what you learn to create your own piece of nature art. 

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


June 17, 7 p.m. Alaska Time | Exploring Nature with Your Senses

Slow down and experience the sights, sounds, and textures of the season. During this interactive, family-friendly program you will engage many of your senses to connect with nature right outside your door. 

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June 22, 12 p.m. Alaska Time | Summer Nature Journaling: Discover Nature Drawing 

Are you a new artist looking for tips or a veteran artist looking to hone your observation skills? Explore ways to use drawings to add depth to a nature journal in this summer journaling session. This session is open to all experience levels.  

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Registration required.


June 23, 10 a.m. Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: The Art of Flight and Migration

Summer is here and so are the migratory birds. Embark on an adventure to learn how and why birds migrate thousands of miles, across continents, and over oceans to reach Alaska. 

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


June 23, 7 p.m. Alaska Time | Midsummer Night's Science Series: Conserving Alaska’s Pollinators

Celebrate Alaska’s bees, flies, and butterflies during National Pollinator Week! Join Casey Burns, BLM Alaska wildlife lead, to find out the critical roles insect pollinators play in healthy ecosystems, the threats pollinators face, and strategies scientists are using to monitor and protect pollinators. You’ll also learn ways you can help pollinators right in your own backyard! 

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


June 30, 10 a.m. Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Listen up, Look up! Birds!

Ever wonder about the birds in your own neighborhood? Learn different ways to identify the birds around you plus tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your birding experience!

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.

July

July 6, 12:00 PM Alaska Time | Summer Nature Journaling: Zoom In, Zoom Out

To see something more fully, zoom in on particular features of your subject and then zoom out to see it in a larger context. Practice a technique for observing and recording details you may have previously overlooked in this Nature Journaling session.

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Registration required.


July 7, 10:00 AM Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Watershed Wonders

Rivers, wetlands, and the ocean are all connected! Discover how by making your own model watersheds and learn why it is important to keep watersheds healthy and clean.

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


July 14, 10:00 AM Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Creekside Critters

There are a lot of living beings in creeks… not just fish! Take a close look at the insects, worms and other little creatures that call Alaska's rivers and streams home. Then use your imagination to create your own creek critter.

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


July 15, 7:00 PM Alaska Time | Discover Alaska's Wildflowers

Discover the wonder of Alaska’s wildflowers! Uncover the role flowers play in a plant’s life cycle, develop skills to identify common summer wildflowers, and draw like a naturalist to focus on the details of the flowers you find. Bring 1-2 sheets of paper and writing/drawing supplies.

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Registration required.


July 20, 12:00 PM Alaska Time | Summer Nature Journaling: Change Perspectives

Imagine what it would be like to see the natural world through different eyes. Blend your observations and creativity to tell a story about the wildlife around you in this session of Summer Nature Journaling.

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Registration required.

 


July 21, 10:00 AM Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Expedition Salmon

Embark on an expedition to document how salmon transform to survive their lifelong journey from creek to ocean and back again.

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.


July 21, 7:00 PM Alaska Time | Midsummer Night’s Science Series: Fire Preparedness

How does Alaska prepare for wildland fires? How can you and your neighbors be ready for one? Join Trevor Dobel, Firewise Communities Liaison and Division of Natural Resources Forestry Stewardship director, as he explores how sustainable forest management and community preparedness techniques help to manage wildland fires in Alaska.

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Registration required.


July 28, 10:00 AM Alaska Time | Alaska Explorers: Nature Journaling

Drawing, sketching, and writing in a nature journal are great ways to become more creative and record your observations of nature. Plus, it is fun! Join BLM's CCSC educators to learn simple journaling techniques to unleash your inner naturalist.

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Registration is required. Please register 24 hours in advance. Space is limited.

August

Program schedule coming soon!

September

Program schedule coming soon!