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November 2013 Programs

 

Friday, November 1, 7pm

Astronomy Series

TOPIC to be announced

ATTENTION: Nov. 1 astronomy session at 7pm will not have a guest speaker. For those who don't get the word, we will open at 6:45pm and show an astronomy DVD and view the sky afterwards if it's clear. 

The Astronomy series meets on the first and third 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 program; $5 parking for non-members. Children can earn a Junior Astronomer Certificate by attending 6 programs and completing “Star Notes”.

Saturday, November 2, 1-5pm

DEW MOUND BOUND HIKE

Guided Hike (Registration required)

Join volunteers Bob and Ann Fisher for a 6.75-mile roundtrip hike to scenic Dew Lake, involving a 900ft elevation gain. Hikers should be in good shape. Ice cleats or snowshoes may be needed. Limited to 12 aduts who register at 694-2108. Free; $5 parking for non-members.

Saturday, November 2, 2pm

Jr. Naturalist Program (K-6th)

TO BUILD A FIRE (Registration required)

Do you know what makes good fuel and how to use flint and steel? Dress for outdoor fun. Register at 694-2108. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

Sunday, November 3, 2pm

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI POINTERS

New to the sport of cross-country skiing or thinking of upgrading equipment? Marcella Dent, ski enthusiast and former junior and college racer, will provide an overview of major types of cross-country skis: metal edge backcountry, classic - both waxless or wax, and skate skis, followed by a hot wax demonstration. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

Saturday, November 9, 2pm

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 program, $5 parking for non-members.

Sunday, November 10, 2pm

SKIJORING: WINTER FUN WITH YOUR DOG 

Anchorage Skijor Club’s Kiersten Lippman and Rebecca Knight 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 program; $5 parking for non-members. 

Friday, November 15, 7pm

Astronomy Series

SPACE TELESCOPES with Scott Girard

See description Nov 1.

Saturday, November 16, 2pm

CRAZY ABOUT QUILLS All-Ages Program

Do you know what a baby porcupine is called? Can porcupines really throw their quills? Join us to discover the answers to these questions and many more as volunteer Ginamaria Smith explores this amazing and often misunderstood animal. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

Sunday, November 17, 2pm

PACK-RAFTING IN ANWR

Eagle River resident Wendy Loya makes an annual migration to ANWR, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to hike and packraft. She’ll share stories and images from her latest adventure on the Kongakut River, and invites you to share what ANWR means to you. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

Saturday, November 23, 2-4pm

Jr. Naturalist Program (K-6th)

TALES WRITTEN IN SNOW AND MUD

Come and learn how to “read” animal tracks. Dress for outdoors. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

Sunday, November 24, 2pm

WINTER BIRDS 101

Naturalist and volunteer Liza Sanden will cover the basics of winter bird identification, hoping to entice you to join the Dec 29 Eagle River-Chugiak Christmas Bird Count. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

Saturday, November 30, 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: a Red-tailed hawk, Snowy owl, Short-ear owl, Hawk owl, Saw-whet owl, magpie and Northwestern crow. Donations suggested. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

 

 

 
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