Our mission is to promote:
- discovery and learning experiences that increase awareness, understanding and appreciation for nature;
- use of the best science for the management of Alaska’s natural resources; and
- behaviors, practices, and lifestyles that minimize impact on the environment.
We are an Alaskan outdoor science education center for people of all ages encouraging interest and participation in
the balanced management of natural resources.
The Campbell Creek Science Center is a $6 million facility built in 1996 with a special appropriation sponsored by Senator Ted Stevens. The Center is located on BLM's Campbell Tract, a 730-acre parcel of public land with diverse habitats, wildlife, and native vegetation in the heart of Anchorage.
The Center is operated by the BLM Anchorage Field Office with assistance from many volunteers and partners. A Memorandum of Understanding outlines the roles of the 19 partner organizations. A second Memorandum of Understanding outlines the roles of 10 partner organizations for a community-wide interpretive naturalist training course.
The Campbell Tract became a recreation fee site in 1999, enabling the Center to charge fees for building rentals and programs. Annual fee revenues are about $130,000.