November 2013 Programs
Friday, November 1, 7pm
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
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
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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