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Summer Hummers hummingbirds Event at AWCC!

Mark your calendar for the Summer Hummers hummingbirds event at AWCC! If you love hummingbirds and enjoy learning about these fascinating little aerial acrobats, then be sure to visit the AWCC on Saturday, May 15th. The Summer Hummers event is an all-day hummingbird celebration in partnership with the AWCC, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska,…

Alaska Animal Rescue Season 2

Did you know that season 2 of Alaska Animal Rescue is now on Nat Geo Wild? This exciting series follows staff from the Alaska Sealife Center, the Alaska Raptor Center, and of course Howie and the team here at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. New episodes air on Saturdays at 10:00PM EST. Can’t make it? No…

FREE Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day at AWCC!

We would like to say thank you to all the mothers for everything they do with free admission for moms on Mother’s Day! Bring mom for a visit on May 9th, 2021. Come explore the sanctuary and share this special day with Alaska’s wildlife! Tour the center by riding your bike, walking, or driving the…

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…

New Dining Options this Spring at AWCC

We’re excited to announce that there will be new dining options this spring at AWCC! BruceSkis Turkish Cuisine will be setting up shop as of Wednesday March 10th and serving delicious food to our guests until Friday, April 30th. They’ll offer a variety of dishes popular throughout Turkey & the Mediterranean so you’ll never go…

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…

AWCC is Hiring for a Retail Manager

Interested in joining an amazing team in beautiful Portage, Alaska? Have experience and skills in the world of business, retail, and employee management? Then our Retail Manager position might be just for you! The AWCC is hiring for a Retail Manager to oversee the operations of our Be Wild Gift Shop and online store. This…

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,…

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…

Happy All Bears’ Birthday!

Happy birthday to our black bears Kuma, Uli, and Kobuk, as well as our brown/grizzly bears JB, Patron, and Hugo! Brown and black bears give birth in their dens as early as December, and as late as February or March. January 20th marks the the average date that mother bears give birth to their cubs…

February Hours at AWCC

We’d like to take a moment to update everyone on our February hours at AWCC. Due to the lack of winter-festivals and bookings, we have made the tough decision to remain at our current 4-day operations schedule through February. This will also help to mitigate costs during the pandemic. We plan to move to 7-day…

Donate your Christmas Tree to AWCC

Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Why not donate your Christmas tree to AWCC! Animals like Artemis the rescued muskox love to kick, head-butt, and nibble on Christmas trees that supporters donate to the center. Trees provide a great source of enrichment for a wide variety of…
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