Special Events & Contests


Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (Homer, Alaska)

Early each May, join an international array of students and educators following migrating shorebirds to learn about our environment and wildlife. Kids can take part in the Jr. Birder program and enjoy a menu of hands-on science, guided bird walks, educational workshops, boat wildlife tours, arts and crafts, and music for kids.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest

An integrated art and science curriculum developed to teach environmental science and habitat conservation through design of a stamp. Students use visual rather than verbal articulation to show what they have learned. Entries due by mid-March each year.

Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

The Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest (formerly the Goose Calendar Contest) is a state-wide poster and literature competition. The purpose of the contest is to encourage local children to learn about bird conservation. The contest is open to K-12 students (public, private or home-schooled) residing in or adjacent to the North Slope Borough and the following National Wildlife Refuges: Arctic, Yukon Delta, Togiak, Izembek, Alaska Peninsula/Becharof, Alaska Maritime, Selawik, Innoko, Koyukuk and Nowitna may enter. If you are not sure of your eligibility, email laura_whitehouse@fws.gov