Calling all inquisitive explorers, young anglers, brilliant biologists, future fish nerds, and generally nature-curious kiddos! Youth Fish & Wildlife Club aims to tap into youth curiosity and wonder, foster appreciation for nature and culture in Alaska and beyond, engage young people informally with science, and teach proficiency in outdoor skills. 

Join Marye and guests every Wednesday to learn something new and connect with friends (note new time):

We meet Wednesdays over Zoom (meeting ID: 160 911 5236 password: F&Wclub22!) @5 PM Alaska (3PM Hawaii/6PM Pacific/7PM Mountain/8PM Central/9PM Eastern).


September 21 - Welcome to Fish and Wildlife Club!

September 28 - Fascinating fishes!

October 5 - How to poo politely on public lands/Leave No Trace

October 12 - Tour Alaska's Wildlife Refuges

October 19 - Bird migration

October 26 - All about bats!

November 2 - Tracks and scat

November 9 - Winter mammals

November 16 - Wild foods!

November 23 - BREAK

November 30 - Alaska's volcanoes

December 7 - Careers in conservation

December 13 - Puffins!

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Program History

This club is a place where young people meet scientists, learn about careers in this field, and build an understanding and appreciation for Alaska fish, wildlife, and public lands. Our in-person Anchorage youth fishing program grew into this larger online community where youth, mentors, and professionals could continue to safely interact during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we continue to offer in-person programming as capacity and conditions allow, we enthusiastically continue to offer this virtual space for networking, learning, and sharing inspiration! We meet every Wednesday and frequently have guest speakers.

Related: My Life, Wildlife (hear from Alaska staff about the career paths they took to get to where they are). Fish of the Week! (a week-by-week tour of interesting American ichthyofauna with guests around the country from all walks of life).

Contact Information


Welcome to our Southern Alaska Office! We have dedicated staff working with partners to conserve fish and wildlife via habitat restoration and conservation, fish assessment and management, technical assistance, cost-sharing, funding, and outreach.