Date: Monday, Dec. 4

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Unitarian Fellowship, 325 N. 25th

The National Wildlife Refuges of Alaska include the two largest conservation units in the United States, and 14 other unique and wild refuge areas. Mike Vivion spent nearly 30 years as a wildlife biologist/pilot assigned primarily to Alaska’s Izembek, Kodiak and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuges. With Mike Vivion as guide, program participants will get an introductory tour of these three areas, and a “fly-over” of other Alaska refuges. Along the way, he will introduce some of the fascinating research projects that he was involved with during his career in Alaska.

Vivion MikeInstructor: Mike Vivion spent much of his life as a wildlife biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Alaska. Assignments included the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Cold Bay, and the Kodiak and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuges. During his tenure in Alaska, Mike participated in projects on most of the other Refuges in Alaska. After retiring from FWS, he taught at the University of Minnesota for seven years.