AWCC Volunteers – Summer 2020 Highlight!

All of us here at the AWCC would like to give a huge shout-out to our summer 2020 volunteers! COVID-19 greatly impacted AWCC’s operations this season and the support of our volunteers was invaluable in helping us uphold our mission during these difficult times. We couldn’t have done it without them! We hope you enjoy…

Migratory Birds at AWCC

Calling all birders! Every year, thousands of birds make the journey north to raise their young and take advantage of the copious plant and animal life our state has to offer. This is commonly referred to as the “Spring Migration”. We’re currently experiencing the “Fall Migration” as birds travel back down south for the winter.…

Support Cook Inlet Beluga Whales by Becoming a “Citizen Scientist”

Support Cook Inlet Beluga Whales by Becoming a “Citizen Scientist”! Did you know that Alaska is home to 5 species of beluga whales, including the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale? Guests can sometimes view these fascinating marine mammals from The Point here at the AWCC from August – October. The best time to view belugas…

Bear Viewing at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

Travel Alaska recently published a great blog post detailing five of the best bear viewing spots throughout Alaska. We’re proud to announce that the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was included on their list! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center offers a unique bear-viewing experience like nothing else in Alaska. Guests can come view our rescued brown…

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…

#GivingTuesday

Consider the AWCC when making your charitable giving this #GivingTuesday! Your gift to AWCC will go twice as far – ConocoPhillips Alaska will match donations up to $5,000! That’s good news for all the animals at the AWCC. Your donation goes towards supporting our orphaned and injured wildlife like Twix the porcupine. Twix, a female porcupine, was orphaned…

Animal Adoptions

Kobuk recommends everyone check out the AWCC’s Animal Adoption program! We’ve got re-designed certificates and have added even more of our animals that you can sponsor. Adopting an animal is a great way to support our work of providing permanent homes for orphaned and injured animals. Animal adoptions make great gifts for the holidays! To…

Animal Enrichment Workshop

Back by popular demand, AWCC is hosting our Animal Enrichment Workshops again! Do you want to help create enrichment toys for our animals? Then you’ll love AWCC’s event series: Animal Enrichment Workshop! On the first Sunday of every month from October through April, AWCC is hosting an animal enrichment workshop in Bison Hall. The three-hour…

Canned Food Drive & Holiday Event

Come celebrate the Holidays at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! This event is free with admission and is sure to be fun for the whole family. 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.…

AWCC to offer a resident rate

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center will be offering a resident rate to all Alaskans! Available November 1 through April 30 a rate of $14 per person will be given to all residents with proof of Alaska ID. The AWCC is located in Portage, Alaska and is open year-round for visitors and locals to enjoy. For…

Paint an Antler at AWCC!

Every year, antlered animals shed their old antlers and grow new ones in the summer. We collect them, and now we invite you to paint one on Saturday, November 30! This event is a free-form style of painting. A variety of designs will be available for inspiration or go with your own unique style. Space…

Express your creative side on an antler!

AWCC is hosting a paint event unlike any other on Saturday, November 30. Every year, antlered animals shed their old antlers and grow new ones in the summer. We collect them, and now we invite you to paint one. This event is a free-form style of painting. A variety of designs will be available for…
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