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Media, Public Invited to See Alaska’s “Wild Side” at Potter Marsh Discovery Days


(ANCHORAGE) – Some 400 to 500 kids attending Anchorage area summer camps will gather at the Potter Marsh Boardwalk on Friday, June 6, to learn about the wild side of life in Alaska. Media are invited to attend Friday’s event, and a second similar family-friendly event dedicated to the public will be held on Saturday. Both events are offered free of charge and will be held rain or shine.

Staff from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will team with partner organizations to host activities and teach kids about local birds, wildlife, fishing, biology and more. Animals from the Alaska Zoo and birds from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center will be featured. The event will also offer nature-related games and prizes, invertebrate sampling, birding stations along the boardwalk, a kid-friendly archery range, fly- and spin-casting practice, and more.

  • Friday’s event dedicated to mostly elementary school-age summer campers is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Media interested in covering the event should arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Saturday’s event is family-friendly and will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Potter Marsh Discovery Days is held at the Potter Marsh Boardwalk in the wildlife-rich Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge at Milepost 117 Seward Highway, south of Anchorage (approximately ½-mile south of the Rabbit Creek Road exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range). The annual summer event encourages kids and families to learn about and enjoy Alaska’s outdoors.

Event sponsors include Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, Alaska Sea Life Center, Alaska Zoo, Anchorage Audubon, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage Waterways Council, Audubon Alaska, Bird TLC, Casting for Recovery, Ducks Unlimited, Friends of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Municipality of Anchorage - Parks and Recreation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

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