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Eagle River Nature Center

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32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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October 2018

Bird Studies

October 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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15$

Homeschool Class ($15; Registration required) Examine our collection of nests, wings and feathers, and explore the mechanics of flight. We’ll practice using binoculars and explore why some birds migrate and…

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Outdoor Writing Workshop

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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75$ – 100$

Workshop ($100 or $75 Early Bird Registration) Learn to write about the meaning of wild places with Shawn Lyons, author and avid outdoorsman. Topics include the importance of concrete language, correct…

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Neutrons

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

Astronomy Series Dr. Katherine Rawlins, Professor of Physics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, presenting. The Astronomy series meets on the first Friday evening of each month October through March.…

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October Nights Auction

October 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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60$

The Board of Directors of the Eagle River Nature Center invites our members and supporters to attend our annual live and silent auction at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  This…

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Armchair Travel to Cuba

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

Armchair Travel to Cuba From Havana to Trinidad, take a visual journey of Cuba through the eyes of photographer Colin Tyler Bogucki and explore the culture, classic cars, waterfalls, beaches,…

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Fungus Among Us

October 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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15.00$

Homeschool Class ($15; Registration required) Fungi are neither plants nor animals but comprise their own kingdom. We’ll go on a “Detritus Safari” to discover how saprophytic fungi help break down…

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

Jr. Naturalist Who are nature’s garbage collectors? Get down and dirty on the forest floor during a detritus safari.

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Forest Mysteries: Lichens & Polypores

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

All Ages Program What are those strange things growing on trees? Join our naturalist on a walk to explore lichens and polypore fungi of the boreal forest.

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Youth Wilderness First Aid

October 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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225.00$

Teen Workshop ($225, Registration required) Accidents happen. People get hurt or lost. Know the principles of preventing and treating wilderness injuries. Youths ages 12-18 can earn their WFA and CPR…

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Survival: Putting the Fort into Fortnite

October 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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15$

Teen Workshop ($15; Registration required) Gather your squad not into the Shifty Shaft or Moisty Mire, but into the Nature Center. Spend an afternoon developing your off-screen survival skills by…

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The Crow, a Remarkably Smart Bird

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

All Ages Program Join Bird Treatment and Learning Center’s volunteer Lisa Pajot and a pair of northwestern crows. Learn about the crow family or corvids, their intelligence, how to tell…

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Parasites: Zombies Among Us

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

All Ages Program Host manipulation is a strategy many parasites use to survive and thrive. Some parasites even infiltrate the minds of their hosts to change their behavior Could you…

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Ecosystems and Natural Cycles

October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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15.00$

Homeschool Class ($15; Registration required) How is a wetland like a sponge? We’ll explore biotic and abiotic natural cycles such as the water cycle, the carbon cycle and forest succession,…

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Fall Crafts for Kids “Open House”

October 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

Children’s Craft Program (K-6th) There’s no school today; join us for a fall-themed “crafternoon”. We’ll have some fun make-and-take crafts lined up for you – choose between several different stations…

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Halloween Nature Walk “Open House”

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

Jr. Naturalist Program (K-6th) Families with children are invited to visit a series of fun (perhaps even creepy & gross) and educational Halloween-themed stations set up along the Rodak Nature…

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The Witch and Her Owl

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AKDT
Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River,99577
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5$

All Ages Program Why are owls associated with Halloween? Find out all about owls from volunteer Ginamaria Smith, who will bring her education bird, a great-horned owl.

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