The International Arctic Research Center is pleased to be co-host of the annual UAF Arctic Research Open House, a free, four-day event with both in-person and virtual activities suitable for all ages.
The open house kicks off on Thursday, May 20, from 4-6 p.m. with Arctic Research Flash Talks, a live Zoom and Facebook event featuring short, informal presentations from UAF researchers. Flash talks cover topics such as environmental, coastal and climate science, natural resource studies, remotely piloted aircraft, sustainable engineering, and fisheries. The virtual events include live commentary from hosts.
Participants are also invited to visit UAF’s campus anytime between Thursday, May 20, and Sunday, May 23, for the science-themed Arctic Research Scavenger Hunt. Test your Alaska science acumen by solving riddles during a self-guided tour designed to get you outside with friends and family. The hunt is suitable for all ages and abilities. Those who complete and submit their answers will be entered for a chance to win one of several prizes, including UAF research swag and REI gift cards.
To participate in the scavenger hunt, download the map and follow instructions to find the riddles posted at UAF landmarks and buildings. The map has instructions on where to park to avoid receiving a citation during business hours and how to submit your answers. A smartphone is needed.
Participating research facilities:
Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Alaska EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
Alaska Sea Grant
Animal Resource Center/Large Animal Research Station
BLaST (Biomedical Learning and Student Training)
Center for One Health Research
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Alaska INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence)
Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension
Institute of Arctic Biology
International Arctic Research Center
National Weather Service
University of Alaska Press