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…

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…

Kobuk and Sarah

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center’s very own Sarah Howard, the Curator was recognized for her special relationship with Kobuk, the three-year-old black bear on KTUU Channel 2. If you missed the story, catch up on the article here: https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Kobuk-the-rescued-bear-has-special-bond-with-trainer-Sarah-510047371.html?fbclid=IwAR1IVVs8J3Ucz4TI1KW5JPdtC-YnOmFctZMeT4nqnS99bRwyAu2rhObakMM
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