https://thomascranelibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/alaska-bears-and-beyond/ Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Alaska is often regarded as a last frontier and one of the last places to see numerous large wildlife. Through the Kenai fiords, small boats allow close access to thundering, calving glaciers, breaching humpback whales, dozing Steller sea lions and playful sea otters. Along the way bald eagles, puffins, murres and other sea birds abound. Accessible only by bush plane, the ocean beaches of the Lake Clark National Wildlife Refuge are a little-known area for brown bear viewing. In this open landscape, brown bears can be easily observed fishing, playing, napping and raising their young. Just north of Anchorage, the landscape shifts between fertile valley fields and the majestic views and crystal-clear streams of mountain glaciers. Naturalist and photographer Joy Marzolf will lead us as we tour parts of this diverse state now experiencing increasing change in the modern world.
Please note that capacity for this event will be limited and masks are recommended. Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.