Day Trips & Special Events

First Friday Winter Lecture Series

First Fridays of December, January, and February
3:00 - 4:30 pm in the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Theatre
FREE and open to the public - Registration is not required. Invite a potential new member!
After the lecture, go on to Fairbanks First Friday events!

December 1, 2017
Oceanography in the Northern Gulf of Alaska: the Seward Line
Russ Hopcroft, Professor at UAF's Institute of Marine Science

January 5, 2018
Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (NARL)
Dave Norton, studied tundra ecology at NARL (1971-1989) and Hajo Eicken, Director of the International Arctic Research Center and Professor of Geophysics at UAF

February 2, 2018
Overwintering in the Arctic: Animal strategies for surviving the long, cold, and dark winter
Brian Barnes, Director of the Institute of Arctic Biology and Professor of Zoophysiology at UAF

 Second Century of UAF
(previously Professor's Choice)

Our Spring 2018 installment will be
Mondays Feb. 12 - March 5, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Murie Auditorium (in Murie Building on West Ridge)
FREE and open to the public – bring a friend!

Current OLLI members are encouraged, but not required, to register for this as a free course, SOC-02.

UAF celebrated its centenary in 2017 and is now entering its second century. This lecture series giving opportunities for accomplished and award-winning UAF faculty and other professional staff to give lectures on topics of their choosing from their life's work.

February 12, 2018
The Future of Volcanology
John Eichelberger, Former UAF Dean of the Graduate school and Professor Emeritus of Volcanology

February 19, 2018
The Future of Permafrost
Vladimir Romanovsky, UAF Professor of Geosciences

February 26, 2018
Future Insights: An Outlook
Dave Norton, UAF interdisciplinary high-latitude science researcher

March 5, 2018
50 Years of Print Media History at the University of Alaska
Carla Helfferich, Former Media professional at the Geophysical Institute


Day Trips for 2017

Guardian Flight Tour
Wednesday October 11, 10:30 am
Tour the Guardian Flight hangar in Fairbanks and learn about their operations.
Guardian Flight is the largest and most available air medevac provider in the entire state of Alaska. Guardian Flight transports medical, surgical, cardiac, trauma, pediatric, pediatric ICU, newborns, obstetrics, and burn patients from rural facilities to tertiary care facilities, all day, every day. Guardian also provides non-urgent prearranged medical charters to and from any Alaskan community.
With bases in Anchorage, Dutch Harbor, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kotzebue, Ketchikan, and Sitka, Guardian serves east into the Yukon Territory, south into Seattle, and anywhere else in the United States if it is necessary. Guardian’s pressurized aircraft allow our experienced crews to provide bed-to-bed patient care during inter-facility transports.
If you have taken an OLLI tour of Guardian Flight facilities in the last 3 years, please do not enroll in this tour; let others have a chance. If there are still spaces available as of Oct. 1, go ahead and register.
Meet at Guardian Flight Air Hangar. Directions will be emailed to you about a week before the tour.
Enrollment limited to 14. FREE to current OLLI members, but registration is required.
Click here for details and registration.

To Register for a Day Trip:
CLICK HERE for OLLI's registration site.
Log in. (Use the "forgot password" link if you need to have your username and password emailed to you.)
Select "2017 Day Trips" as the semester; then click "Search."
The registration process is the same as for classes. OLLI doesn't collect any fees for day trips, but some of the events require you to pay the vendor directly.
We also take your reservation over the phone. Please call the OLLI office at 474-6607 

Day trips we did in 2017:
Alaska Salmon Bake
Arctic Qiviut Mill Tour

HooDoo Brewery
Miniature Horse Farm Tour
UAF Power Plant

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