CRREL permafrost tunnel open house August 18-19, 2012

August 17, 2012

 

Permafrost tunnel open house August 2012You have an opportunity to stand in the middle of the ice age. On August 18-19, 2012, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory will offer public tours and educational activities at their permafrost tunnel located in Fox, Alaska. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

According to event coordinators, visitors to the site should wear practical shoes and clothes that can get dirty. It's smart to also bring a jacket as it is cold in the tunnel. 

 

Entry into the tunnel is with a guide only. Due to catwalks, low lighting and dust, people with young children, limited mobility or respiratory ailments are advised not to go into the tunnel. However, there will be interesting above-ground displays and activities to enjoy.

 

To learn more about the CRREL permafrost tunnel, read the following articles about the site:

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AlaskaScienceForum/article/standing-middle-ice-age

http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/19842386/article-Public-will-get-rare-opportunity-to-explore-permafrost-tunnel?instance=home_lead_story

 

For more information about the August 2012 events, email permafrosttunnel@gmail.com.