AWCC Announces Trish Baker as Executive Director

All of us here at AWCC are excited to announce that Trish Baker has been promoted to Executive Director! Trish has been serving as the Interim Executive Director since August 1, 2020. “Trish is the right leader for the wildlife center,” said Lana Johnson, AWCC’s Board President. “Her willingness to step up as Interim ED…

AWCC Moves to 7-Day Operating Schedule

As the days start getting longer and with the busy season just around the corner, the AWCC will be moving to a 7-day operating schedule as of Monday, March 1st. We’ll be open from 10:00AM – 6:00PM with guests having one hour to enjoy the center if they arrive at 5:00PM. The Be Wild Gift…

Pip & Jo the Rescued Moose Calves Move to their New Home

We’re excited to announce that Pip & Jo the rescued moose calves have moved into their new home here at AWCC! Now that they’ve gotten bigger, this larger enclosure offers them more space to explore and play. Right now they are neighbors with Arnold the moose, but this summer they’ll become roommates so they can…

Announcing AWCC’s 3rd Annual Art Contest

We’re excited to announce AWCC’s 3rd Annual Art Contest in Partnership with the Wild Postcard Project! The contest is open for youth across Alaska from Kindergarten to 12th grade. This year’s theme is Alaska Biodiversity and young artists have until March 14th to submit their work. Whether it’s a drawing, sculpture, painting or mixed media,…

Donate to AWCC with Pick.Click.Give.

Calling all Alaskans! While you’re applying for your Permanent Dividend Fund (PFD) this year, don’t forget that you can choose to donate to AWCC. Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to make tax deductible donations to causes they care about statewide by using a portion of their PFD.  Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to make donations in increments of $25.…

Education Internships at AWCC

We’re excited to announce that the application window for our summer Education Internship Program is officially live! We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as our team worked to organize this program for the season. For those not familiar with our Education Internship, it’s a wonderful opportunity for those passionate about conservation to learn more about Alaska’s…

Kick Sledding Adventure at AWCC

Come on down this winter for a kick sledding adventure at AWCC! A self-guided kick sled tour is a great way to experience the center and enjoy an Alaskan winter wonderland. The weather and the roads here at AWCC are perfect for kick-sledding this winter! We have kick-sleds to fit all ages and sizes. Enjoy…

Talk of Alaska Interviews AWCC, Bird TLC, Alaska Zoo

Alaska Public Media’s “Talk of Alaska” recently interviewed the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Bird Treatment and Learning Center (Bird TLC) and The Alaska Zoo. During this discussion, leaders from all three organizations discussed animal adaptations, how animals come into our care, how COVID-19 has impacted operations, and more. Listen to the recording here. This interview…

AWCC Selected as Alaska Tourism Shark Tank “Fan Favorite”

We’re excited to announce that AWCC recently received $3,000 towards our new Animal Kitchen project! Our organization was awarded these funds from the Alaska Tourism Shark Tank. The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) held its 5th Annual Alaska Tourism Shark Tank competition on October 7th, 2020. This year’s convention was held virtually with contestants tuning…

AWCC Receives CARES Act Funding

As one of Anchorage’s five “Cultural Pillars,” the AWCC recently received a portion of CARES Act funding provided to the Municipality of Anchorage. Our nonprofit took a serious financial hit this year. Earnings have been a fraction of our normal income due to the cancellation of nearly all tours, events, and visitors. The drastic reduction…

Virtual Field Trips at AWCC

Want to bring the AWCC to your classroom? A Virtual Field Trip to the center is great for students of all ages. These unique tours are a wonderful opportunity to learn about wildlife, conservation, animal adaptations, and more. Students get a front-row-seat for viewing our animals as well as the beautiful Chugach Mountain range that…

Holiday Event at AWCC

Celebrate the holidays at the AWCC! On December 14th we’ll be kicking off the holiday season with festivities and a canned food drive! The schedule for the event is as follows: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Enjoy holiday ornament crafting in Bison Hall and photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 12:00 PM to…
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