Public Programs and Events

Participants in an early morning bird walk watching birds with binoculars

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

BLM instructor kneeling on the ground talking to toddlers about magnifying glasses during event

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

September

September 8, 6:00 PM Alaska Time | Virtual Mushroom Fair

Find out all about fungi! During this virtual session, hosted by the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, Kate Mohatt and Noah Siegal will explore iNaturalist submissions from the Girdwood Fungus Fair and Cordova Fungus Festival week to see what festival participants have been spotting. Afterward, Christin Swearengin will share how you can join the West Coast Rare 10 Challenge to help scientists protect vulnerable, rare mushroom species.

Register

Registration required.


September 24, 7:00 PM Alaska Time | National Public Lands Day: Creating Art with Nature

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by creating your own unique piece of nature art! During this program you will learn about the history of nature art and create your own nature masterpiece using the natural materials right out your door. You will also receive some additional resources to help guide your creation of nature art. 

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Registration required.

October

October 20, 7:00 PM | Fireside Chat: Sheefish of the Kuskokwim

Quiz! What is the largest member of the whitefish family and have been called the “tarpon of the north?” Sheefish! Sheefish are an important subsistence resource and a popular sport fish. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Lisa Stuby will share the life history of this fascinating fish. In this program, learn how sheefish spend their summers, where and how they spawn, and how they survive and thrive in Alaska’s long winters. Fish on! 

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Registration required.


October 26, 7:00 PM | Dinosaurs of the North

Troodons, Hadrosaurs, and Gorgosauruses, oh my! Millions of years ago dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes roamed Alaska. Tune in to discover more about these captivating creatures, the fossils they left behind, and the theories paleontologists have about how they survived in the far North. 

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Registration required.

November

Program schedule coming soon!

December

Program schedule coming soon!