Calendar of Events
Searching for things to do with the kids or events for families? Look no further! Want to learn a new outdoor skill or get certified before you go hunting? We’ve got you covered! Looking for continuing education credits or professional development workshops for teachers? We provide them!
Check our event listings and mark your calendar to join us.
|November 9||Virtual Winter Wildlife Series: Wildlife detection dogs help researchers find ringed seals in winter||Online||
Join presenter Anna Bryan for the first talk of the ADF&G Virtual Winter Wildlife Series of 2023-24. In Alaska, ringed seals are an important subsistence resource to coastal Alaska Natives and an important prey for polar bears. During winter and spring, ringed seals create and maintain breathing holes through solid landfast sea ice up to 2 meters thick, allowing them to use habitat on ice (to rest, bask, and molt) and under ice (to feed on fish and invertebrates). Ringed seals also use lairs built in snow drifts on top of ice for resting and pupping. These structures are generally not visible from the ice surface. So, we used trained wildlife-detection dogs to survey an 88.2 square kilometer area of sea ice in Prudhoe Bay (near Northstar Island) to find seal breathing holes and lairs. We then documented seal behavior at these structures.
Registration is required to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
|November 29, 5:30-9:45pm||Marten and Mink Trapping Basics||Fairbanks||For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.|
|Saturday, December 2, 1-3pm||Kicksledding||Fairbanks||For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.|
|December 9||Wilderness Survival in Southeast Alaska (Alaskans Afield)||Juneau||
Register at Alaskans Afield
This class will cover what to do when you unexpectedly end up outside overnight. What to bring, what to do, and how to do it. Pre-trip planning, pocket survival kits, shelter building, fire building and signaling.
|Wednesday, December 13, 5:30pm-9:30pm @RCSP; Thursday, December 14, 5:30pm-9:30pm @Glen Alps Trailhead||Avalanche Awareness||Anchorage||For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.|