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November 2014 Programs

Saturday, November 1, 2pm

Jr. Naturalist program (K-6th)

SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR KIDS (Registration required)

“Gus” Gustafson knows how to stay warm when left out in the cold. Learn how to dress for winter and build a fire. Limited to 12 children registered at 694-2108. Free; $5 parking for non-members. Note: this program is not meant for organized groups such as scouts; please contact naturalist@ernc.org to schedule a separate program.

 

Sunday, November 2, 2pm

BEARS OF KATMAI

Get a close and personal experience with the bears of Katmai National Park and McNeill River Sanctuary through the lens of photographer Colin Tyler Bogucki. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Friday, November 7, 7pm

Astronomy Series

UNIQUE & FASCINATION MOONS with Terry Drake

The Astronomy series meets on the first Friday evening of each month through March. An astronomer presents a special topic (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours) and answers your questions. If skies are clear, be ready to go outside and view the night sky, using your own binoculars or telescope, or share the ones set up by the astronomers. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Saturday, November 8, 2pm

Jr. Naturalist program (K-6th)

PUPPET STORYTELLING

When you see wildlife along the trails or in your backyard, do you imagine what their conversation sounds like? Join volunteer Ginamaria Smith in bringing the animals to life using their natural histories, Arctic Aesop’s fables, and finger puppets. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Sunday, November 9, 2pm

Special Author visit

“ANIMAL STORIES” BY BILL SHERWONIT

Author Bill Sherwonit will talk about his newest book of essays that share encounters and observations on a variety of Alaskan wildlife and include natural history information. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Saturday, November 15, 2pm

Craft Program (Registration required)

“UPCYCLED” FALL DECORATIONS

Do you have misshapen sweaters, gloves or socks without mates? Turn them into unique fall decorations such as stuffed pumpkins and snowmen. Bring fabric (most anything will work) & several full TP rolls, all other materials provided. Limited to the first 12 people (age 7 and up) registered at 694-2108. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Sunday, November 16, 2pm

AVALANCHE SAFETY

Join AAA certified avalanche instructor Blaine Smith for an introduction to avalanche awareness, covering weather, terrain, snow pack and decision-making. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Friday, November 21, 7pm

Armchair Travel Series: INDIA

Photographer Colin Tyler Bogucki will kick off our new travel series, sharing images of wild Bengal tigers, spotted leopards, one-horned rhinos, wild elephants as well as people and sights of India. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

Sit back and relax by our woodstove while vicariously visiting far-away lands: each session throughout the winter will focus on a different destination. Contact naturalist@ernc.org if you’re interested in making a presentation of your travel experience.

 

Saturday, November 22, 2-4pm

Jr. Naturalist Program (K-6th)

MAKING BIRD FEEDERS (Registration required)

Come make a bird feeder to take home, and learn about feeding winter birds responsibly. Please bring an empty 2L plastic soda bottle if you have one; all other materials are provided. Call 694-2108 to register. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

Sunday, November 23, 2pm

SKIJORING: WINTER FUN WITH YOUR DOG 

Anchorage Skijor Club’s Kiersten Lippman will cover choosing equipment to training and feeding your dog, as well as the best places to skijor recreationally, and competition opportunities from local races to the World Skijor Championships. Free; $5 parking for non-members. 

 

Saturday, November 29, 2-4pm

All-Ages Presentation

LIVE BIRD THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

The Bird Treatment and Learning Center is bringing several live educational birds for you to meet in an informal setting.  Bring your leftover cranberries and turkey necks for the birds! Free program (donations to BirdTLC suggested); $5 parking for non-members.

 

Sunday, November 30, 2pm

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (Registration required)

Are you struggling to understand your digital camera? Photographer Colin Tyler Bogucki will give helpful pointers in a basic introduction, followed by a walk to the viewing deck for a hands-on photo session of the winter landscape. Limited to 12 people registered at 694-2108. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

 

 

 
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