Museum Summer Camps

Archaeology Camp

For students entering grades 4-6
June 26-30, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9 am - NoonStudents digging at an archaeological site.

Campers will work with professional archaeologists to complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. We’ll explore the history of Alaska’s native cultures through hands-on activities both in the field and the museum.

Taught by Scott Shirar, UAMN Archaeology Collections Manager

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.

Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7
July 10-14, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9 am - NoonLadybug on a flower.

Learn about Alaska's insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less-loveable mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we'll collect (catch and release some, keep others to build a collection of dead specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Taught by Derek Sikes, UAMN Entomology Curator, and Melissa Sikes,
Natural Resource Education Specialist for Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Colors of Nature Studiolab

For students entering grades 4-6
August 7-11, 2017
Monday-Friday, 1 - 4 pmStudents investigate science and art at the Colors of Nature workshop.

Explore the colors of nature through art and science! Learn about why flowers have the colors they do, how bees see, and make original art using chemistry and optics. This lab is an art studio where microscopes and paintbrushes work side by side as we investigate and create a colorful world. Learn more about the Colors of Nature project!

Taught by Perrin Teal-Sullivan.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions. 


Museum Summer Camps are held at the UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab, 907 Yukon Drive.
Registration is required. Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA)
ASRA students at the Quartz Lake Field Camp.
The Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) offers engaging and in-depth experiences in science and engineering throughout the year.  During the summer of 2017, ASRA will offer a 2-week summer academy from July 10-21.

Time Sleuths -- Archaeology in Interior Alaska

For students entering grades 9-12
July 10-21, 2017
Seven-day camping trip
Students go on a seven-day expedition to a 6,000-year-old archaeology site at
Quartz Lake in Alaska with professional archaeologists from the UA Museum of the North.
For more information, go to the ASRA website.

Application deadline: April 15. Apply online here.

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