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What's out there for the kids?

...a couple of years, there are so many kids, which is exciting," said assistant director Nikki Hinds.The Mendenhall Visitor Center is expanding the programs available to kids, in particular their "Discovery Zone," an educational play area...
Citizen scientists put Southeast's bats on the map - literally

...have a single bat or thousands. Like Stevens, volunteer Cathy Botelho got her start with the program at a Mendenhall Visitors' Center Fireside Lecture Kohan gave last winter. "It was stunning to realize that the ten to fifteen foot span of...
Glacier visitor center to increase fees in 2016 maintain and improve those facilities to the benefit of everyone," he said in an email Wednesday.The Mendenhall Visitor Center opened in 1962 and began collecting fees through the Fee Demo Program in 1999 to help offset the costs of maintenance...
New 2015 Juneau Icefield map available

...purchased online from the National Forest Map Store or The USGS Store. Both the Juneau Ranger District and the Mendenhall Visitor Center will be selling 18 x 24 inch flat maps (unfolded) as "posters" suitable for mounting.The completely new...
Climate-change education this weekend at the glacier

...environmental studies Joshua Howe will discuss climate change and his book, "Behind the Curve," at this Friday's Mendenhall Visitor Center Fireside Lecture. Over the past decade, the Mendenhall Glacier has become a powerful, almost visceral symbol...
Public comment meeting scheduled for Mendenhall fee increase

A public meeting will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday night at the Mendenhall Visitor Center to discuss proposed improvements to facilities and increased visitor fees. The director of the Visitor Center will give a presentation...
Juneau's future, seen in sepia

...In the 20th century alone, the glacier has retreated more than a mile.John Neary, named director of the Mendenhall Visitor Center in 2013, has welcomed opportunities to educate the public about wildlife and the glacier itself. He hopes to...
Photo: Against a cloudy sky

Lights from the Mendenhall Visitor Center glow through panoramic windows Sunday in Juneau. The visitor center is open for winter hours, now through March, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Room to fly: Model plane society secures landing strip, flight area

...and the Forest Service combined funds - $1,131 from the club and $2,400 from visitor entry fees for the Mendenhall Visitor Center - to build a special landing strip in the parking lot. "It just looks like a well-packed surface that is...
Neighbors Digest

...intense blizzards and melting pack ice to a frightening encounter with a polar bear. After participating in the Mendenhall Visitor Center Fireside Chat on Jan. 16, Flowers will present at the Douglas Public Library at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17. For...


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