Visit the Arctic Introduction Center in the lobby of the Akasofu building on UAF’s West Ridge and get a glimpse into the dynamic state of the Arctic. IARC does not offer tours of the building, but visitors are welcome to explore the center, which displays the abundance of research being done at IARC and highlights all elements of the Arctic.

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through January 31, 2017 for free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17.

Three teams of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers or fjords with tidewater glaciers. They’ll conduct scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and mountaineers.

The three Inspiring Girls trips of 2017 will include Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls On Ice Cascades and Girls in Icy Fjords. They are operated through IARC and the UAF College of Natural Science & Mathematics.