ROAD CLOSURE

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HIGHWAY UPDATE FROM GRANITE CONSTRUCTION: Road Closure: Drivers should be aware of overnight COMPLETE ROAD CLOSURES (both north and southbound lanes) between MP 84.6 and 86.1 nightly, on the following days: October 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and November 1. This closure is just south of Girdwood.   These complete road closures will occur for…

Discover the Wild of Alaska on a Field Trip!

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Come to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for an exciting, up-close, animal experience! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center hosted over 1,500 students last year for a one-of-a-kind field trip and up-close porcupine experience. Education is an important part of AWCC’s mission, and we are constantly working to provide education in various forms throughout the year.…

We are hiring!

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We are looking for a Director of Education to join our team! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with a minimum of 5 years experience in development and implementation of education programs. Must have a BA or BS in Education, Natural Resources or equivalent. The Director of Education…

Giant Veggies & Animal Enrichment

The Giant Veggies feeding and the first Animal Enrichment Workshop are right around the corner! The giant vegetables from the Alaska State Fair are heading south once again to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! Saturday, September 8th the giant herds at AWCC will devour the giant vegetables – a sight to be seen! A tractor…

UPDATE: Moose Encounters are Canceled

The moose encounters are officially canceled for the remaining of the season. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Our bull moose have started to lose their velvet and have gone into rut. When an animal goes into rut, their aggression increases. To keep our visitors and animals save, please respect our rules of…

Meet Arnold

Meet the newest member of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center family, Arnold. Arnold is a male moose calf, he was found orphaned in Anchorage, Alaska when his mother was hit by a vehicle. He will have a permanent home at the Wildlife Center. Arnold is two months old and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He is…

Whitney Promoted to Executive Director

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(Portage, AK) – The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center announces the departure of its founder, Mike Miller and his wife, Kelly, and the promotion of Dianna Whitney to Executive Director. Mike started Big Game Alaska in 1993, as a for-profit. The operation became the non-profit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in 2004. Mike’s determination, dedication and passion…

2018 Easter Extravaganza

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Join AWCC and the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, April 1st! Enjoy a sunrise service at the Point with Pastor Hicks (admission is free for service), followed by a puppet show, egg hunts and animal feedings around the Center! Partake in photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny from 12 pm to 1 pm and Hay…

Upcoming Year

News & Updates for 2018 We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to the new year! 2017 has been exciting year for AWCC with new added experiences, finished projects, improvements for visitors and more. Upon visiting you may notice some changes and updates to property; our new entrance road winds through the…

Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day! We are counting down the days to celebrate all mothers at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! We have jammed packed day filled with animal feedings, Spring Fest and delicious food and coffee brought to you by:        We kick off the day with the reindeer walk at 10:30 am, followed by lynx…
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