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Tue Nov 01, 9:00 AM - Wed Nov 30, 9:00 PM
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Anchorage, Eagle River, Girdwood

Zoo Snooze, Alaska Zoo – Nov 4, 18: Stay overnight with your group in the Zoo Gateway Hall. Enjoy evening time on zoo grounds with staff! Learn about nocturnal animals, habitats, animal care, as well as outdoor skills like tent setup and how to pack a backpack!

Monthly Music Walk, Eagle River Nature Center – Nov 7, 2:00-4:00: Explore the glacial geology of the Rodak Trail while listening to music celebrating the rocks that roll around us. ERNC Naturalist Samantha Blumenkönig and local musician & teacher Wolfgang Blumenkönig lead this family-friendly outing. Pack a snack, dress for the weather and prepare to hike up to 3 miles. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Military Monday, AK Wildlife Conservation Center – Nov 7: The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center thanks the members of the United States Armed Forces. To show our appreciation, we are offering *free* admission on the first Monday of each month from October through April to all active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents.

Kenai Peninsula

Lego Club, Kenai Public Library – Mondays, 4:00-5:00: Use your imagination to build awesome Lego® sculptures every Monday in the Kenai Community Library Front Conference Room.  A new theme each week will help you spark your creativity.


STEAM Class, Big Lake Public Library – Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00: Cool projects, interesting experiments, and fun learning are all waiting for students in grades 3-5. Permission form required – available at the library.


Robotics for Kids, Petersburg Public Library – Fridays, 3:30-5:00: Come play, learn, and share ideas! First we will learn how LEGO robotics work and how to program them. Next kids will be challenged to build a project from the LEGO library of creations. Then kids can develop creations of their own. Children will work in groups. (4 week program - November 4th, 18th, December 2nd, & 9th)

Sitka WhaleFest - Nov 3-6: Sitka WhaleFest is a festival to celebrate marine life through science education, community and storytelling!

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, Haines – Nov 9-12: Experience the largest gathering of Bald Eagles in the country! Over 3,000 bald eagles gather along a four-mile stretch of the Chilkat River in the 48,000-acre Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, located a few miles north of Haines.


Alaska Virtual Youth Fish and Wildlife Club, US Fish and Wildlife - Nov 2, 9, 16, 30: Calling all inquisitive explorers, young anglers, brilliant biologists, future fish nerds, and generally nature-curious kiddos! Youth Fish & Wildlife Club aims to tap into youth curiosity and wonder, foster appreciation for nature and culture in Alaska and beyond, engage young people informally with science, and teach proficiency in outdoor skills.

Create and Play Video Games Using Scratch, TechGirlz – Nov 12, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Do you like to play video games? Do you wonder how they are made? Would you like to make your own? Come learn how to do this using the block-based Scratch visual programming system. You’ll learn what coding is all about, have fun exercising your imagination about how your game should work, and gain skills by writing code to make it work.

You Can Code! TechGirlz – Nov 12, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: In this workshop, students will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition. Students will also begin to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders at any stage to improve their coding skills by solving the World’s most challenging problems, learn new concepts, and get inspired by the best developers. After, students will be able to access these web pages and more at home to continue their learning.

Trip to Mars Virtual Escape Room, Twists N Turns – Various dates available: Rumor has it that there has been some foul play on the planet Mars! After a secret mission went awry, an astronaut has gone missing. The final transmission was concerning and we were hired to investigate. Can we solve the mystery and find a way home?

Monitoring Alaskan Volcanoes: The Methods and the Madness – November 16 at 7 p.m. Alaska is a spectacular place to learn about volcanoes. There are more than 130 volcanoes here. More than 75 percent of US volcano eruptions in the last 200 years were in Alaska! Learn how and where scientists monitor volcanoes and how they predict future volcanic eruptions from USGS Geophysicist Cyrus Read of the Alaska Volcano Observatory. He will discuss the equipment and techniques used to monitor volcanoes. This event is free and open the public.