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October 2015 Programs

Friday, October 2, 7pm
CERES AND THE ASTEROID BELT
Astronomy Series

Debbie Soltis starts off this fall’s Astronomy Series, which continues 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. Bring your own binoculars or telescope or share the ones set up by the astronomers.

Saturday, October 3, 2pm
INSPECTOR MOOSE

Jr. Naturalist Program
Why do moose shed their antlers? How do they survive Alaskan winters? Find out on a 1 mile walk around the Rodak Trail in search of signs left by moose.


Sunday, October 4, 12 noon
FALL HIKE

Guided Hike (Registration req’d)
Join volunteer Stacy Flagg on 4 mile hike on the Dew Mound and Mountain Meadows Trails. Limited to the first 12 participants (age 18 or older) registered at 694-2108.


Saturday, October 10, 2pm
WORM BIN COMPOSTING

All Ages Program

Are you interested in turning your green kitchen waste into compost for next year’s garden instead of sending it to the
landfill? Learn the basics of keeping an indoor worm box, as well as pointers on building a low-cost system. Sandy Christenson (www.wormsandstuff.com) will have red wigglers and worm bin supplies for sale.


Sunday, October 11, 2pm

WOLVERINES

Special Author Visit
Join “Animal Stories” author Bill Sherwonit as he talks about wolverines, their presence in Chugach State Park, and shares stories of encounters with wolverines.


Saturday, October 17, 2pm

MEET A SANDHILL CRANE
All Ages Program

Join the Alaska WildBird Rehab Center to learn about the biology and conservation status of Sandhill cranes, and get a close look at this amazing long-distance traveller.

Sunday, October 18, 2pm

EARTHWATCH

Armchair Travel Series
Ruth Fitzpatrick will talk about volunteering with the Earthwatch, a non-profit organization which connects everyday people with top scientists to help conduct vital research for a sustainable planet. Ruth will present her most recent trip: an archaeological dig on the Canary Islands. Sit back and relax by the woodstove while vicariously visiting far-away lands: each session will focus on a different travel destination. Interested in making a presentation? Email naturalist@ernc.org.


Saturday, October 24, 2pm
CREEPY CRAWLIES

Jr. Naturalist Program
Insects and spiders send shivers down many people’s spines. But many are not that scary once you’ve taken a closer look. Dress up as your favorite bug!


Sunday, October 25, 2pm
ALL ABOUT BATS

All Ages Program
Discover which bats are found in Alaska and other facts about these often misunderstood creatures of the night. Alaska Fish and Game biologist Marian Snively will also discuss current research and white-nose syndrome.


Saturday, October 31, 2pm
HALLOWEEN NATURE WALK

All Ages Program
Families with children are invited to visit a series of fun and educational Halloween-themed stations set up along the Rodak Nature Trail (3/4 mile round-trip).


Sunday, November 1, 2pm
THE WITCH AND HER OWL

All Ages program

Why are owls associated with Halloween? Find out all about owls from volunteer Ginamaria Smith, who will bring her live great-horned owl to the Nature Center for a fun and educational program.

 

 

 
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