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Denali Park Field Seminars registration: Multiday seminars led by expert instructors include topics in wildlife, botany, geology, painting and more. Courses based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center field camp located along the Teklanika River. $330-$440; lodging, meals and instruction included. For more information or to register, visit www.alaskageographic.org or call 907-683-1269.


Parent and Me Walks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. Moms, dads and children are invited to learn the trail systems in the park and meet other families with similar interests. Strollers and backpacks are welcome. For all ages. $5. (343-4217, 343-6397, www.muni.org/parks)

Dog Mushing 101, 2 p.m., Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 W. Fourth Ave. Meet an Alaskan husky, stand on the runners of a dog sled, meet a real musher and more. Join Erin McLarnon and her sled dog for this demonstration in the visitors center. Free. (644-3661, www.alaskacenters.gov/dog-mushing-101.cfm)

Moose and Musk Ox Calf feeding, noon and 4 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway. Staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have, but be warned, this event happens fast, these are hungry little guys! Regular admission applies. (783-2025, www.alaskawildlife.org)

Kripalu Yoga for Outdoor Adventurers, 6-7:15 p.m., Fairview Recreation Center, 1121 E. 10th Ave. For beginning to intermediate levels of practice, this meditative style of yoga, which includes classic postures, breathing techniques, mediation and relaxation, is great for hikers, bikers, runners and paddlers. Bring two blankets and wear comfortable clothing. For ages 15 years and older. $57 for five weeks or $14 per class. (343-4247, www.muni.org/parks)

Alaska's National Forests Photo Contest, Chugach National Forest, 3301 C St. Get creative with your social media and enter the Chugach and Tongass National Forest summer photo contest. Share your photos, stories and adventures for a chance to win cool prizes! For participation and contest details visit www.myalaskaforests.com.


Alaska Dirt Divas weekly women's ride, 7 p.m., Service High School, 5577 Abbott Road. Ride includes some wide trails and the singletrack on the Hillside. Ride level is intermediate to advanced. Bring a mountain bike, a helmet and a teacup for post-ride refreshments. Meet by the hockey rink on the east side of the Service High parking lot. Free; membership is $30 annually. (Alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)

All About Salmon, 7 p.m., BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Join Jay Baumer of Alaska Department of Fish and Game and learn about salmon life cycles, discover how to tell different salmon species apart at various ages, and find out how to handle salmon properly. Free. (267-1241)


Moms, Pops, and Tots, 10 a.m.-noon, BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Spend time playing outside and exploring the natural world with your infant or toddler and network with other parents. Learn about outdoor gear and leave with useful handouts. Free. (267-1245, www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/sciencecenter.html)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Glen Alps Trailhead, Glen Alps Road. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)


Bird watching, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mud Lake parking area on Maud Road, Palmer. Join Aaron Bowman from Audubon Alaska and Bob Winckler from Mat-Su Birders for bird watching at Mud and Jim lakes followed by an eBird tutorial. If you are traveling from Anchorage and would like to carpool please call to RSVP. Free. (276-7034, ebird.org/ak)

Junior Naturalist Wildflower Walk, 2 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Take a wildflower walk to identify the wildflowers that are blooming. Free program; $5 parking for nonmembers. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

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