While UAF’s new ocean research vessel, the R/V Sikuliaq , is getting ready to begin its journey , let’s dive deeper into ocean science! How can research in the arctic help us understand our most pressing oceanographic questions ? What do some of the marine scientists at UAF wonder about? Why is observation and research important for the planet, its ecosystem and its inhabitants? Each week explore a different field of oceanography to better understand ongoing research in the Arctic and its impact locally and globally. Meet the experts and ask the questions you’ve always had.

This is a five-week session. The first week will be a guided tour of the UA Museum of the North special exhibit, Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq. A different expert will be presenting each week. The instructors are (in order of their presentations):  Andrés López, UAMN Curator of Fishes and SFOS Assistant Professor; Katrin Iken, SFOS Professor of Marine Biology; TBA; Seth Danielson, SFOS Research Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography; and Ana M. Aguilar-Islas, SFOS Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography.

When: Thursdays, Oct 16-Nov 13 @ 3pm-4.15pm

Where: @ the Museum of the North, Education Center

Cost: OLLI is a non-credited educational program for adults age 50+ and their compagnions. Membership is $35 per person, valid for the calendar year, and classe registration fees are $15 per class or $150 for unlimited classes for the calendar year.

Register through OLLI: Online registration opens at 9:30am on Wed. August 20 ( ). For more information, call ( (907) 474-6607 ) or email the OLLI office ( ) .

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