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Science for Alaska outreach events

2024 Science for Alaska Talks
(in-person and virtual)

The Geophysical Institute is excited to share Science for Alaska events with our Fairbanks community, and virtually with science enthusiasts across the country and world!

This year, Science for Alaska offered free outreach events and K–12 science activities prior to the spring talk series:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30: K–12 Planetarium Night
    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Nordale Education Center, 397 Hamilton Ave

    Curious about science done by Alaska researchers? Fairbanks BEST Homeschool joins the Geophysical Institute for an afternoon of exploration, hands-on activities and stargazing inside a planetarium. Bring your family and friends to this free event you don't want to miss! All ages welcome.
  • Thursday, Feb. 1: Science for Alaska Kickoff
    7-8:30 p.m.
    The Pub, UAF (21+)

    Find the Facebook event.
    Enjoy a storytelling evening of five short, engaging, image-based science talks about aurora chasing, spruce beetle infestation, moose and wildfire, glaciers, and more. Free snacks and door prizes! No Zoom or recordings available.

The traditional 2024 Science for Alaska lecture series starts Tuesday, Feb. 6, with talks every Tuesday through February 27. Talks started at 7 p.m. on campus in the Schaible Auditorium. On-campus parking is always free after 5 p.m. Presenters will answer questions after each talk. Audience members may also join virtually on Zoom and live from the UAF and Geophysical Institute Facebook pages. Download a flyer here.

Register for the four full-length talks on Zoom:

Join or invite your friends to the event on Facebook:

Lecture recordings are available on the Geophysical Institute YouTube channel after the series concluded in March.

For more information, email or call 907-474-7787. Minors welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Download the 2024 Science for Alaska series flyer

About Science for Alaska:

Science for Alaska is one of the largest public outreach efforts undertaken each year by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For over 30 years, the series has brought current scientific research to communities throughout the state. Administrators, faculty, staff and the public weigh-in on possibilities for speakers and topics to be included in the popular lecture series. The result is a well-rounded event that pools expertise from scientists studying in various locales in Alaska, on topics as diverse as satellites to beavers.

Science for Alaska has grown tremendously since its inception in the early 1990s. Today, lectures are offered in Fairbanks and online, as well as on DVDs that are accessible through the Alaska library system.

To celebrate and continue this growth, Science for Alaska is proud to introduce new events in addition to the beloved talk series. This year SFA will offer a free, K–12 family outreach event in collaboration with BEST Homeschool. Parental supervision is required for this event. This year will also include a fun flashtalk night to kick off Science for Alaska talks at the Pub (21+).

Science for Alaska is sponsored by the UAF Geophysical Institute, the Triplehorn family, Lifewater Engineering Company, and Alaska EPSCoR. Thank you for your support!

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Science for Alaska 2024 poster