Explore Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute present the Science for Alaska Summer Series, a presentation of free public talks throughout the summer at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks. Geophysical Institute scientists and researchers will share stories from Alaska as well as information on Alaska’s earthquakes, volcanoes, beaver distribution, aurora and climate.

The Geophysical Institute has hosted the Science for Alaska talk series for over 30 years as one of its largest public outreach efforts. The series brings information about current research to Alaskans from scientists with expertise across the state. This year, the series is expanding to include a summer series that aims to reach not only the local community but also Fairbanks visitors that wish to learn more about relevant Alaska research.

All talks will be held in-person only at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center auditorium, 101 Dunkel St. The dates and topics are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 1, 11:30 a.m.—Ned Rozell, Stories from Alaska
  • Wednesday, June 12, 4 p.m.—Carl Schmitt, Arctic Climate
  • Saturday, July 13, 11:30 a.m.—Revathy Parameswaran, Learn about Earthquakes
  • Wednesday, July 31, 4 p.m.—Claire Puleio, Alaska Volcanoes
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m.—Doğacan Su Ozturk, Understanding the Aurora
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4 p.m.—Ken Tape, Beavers in the Arctic
  • Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.—Vincent Ledvina, Aurora Season Kickoff

For more information about the Science for Alaska Summer Series, visit the Explore Fairbanks events calendar, the Science for Alaska website or Explore Fairbanks' Facebook page.

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