Community Outreach

Interior Alaska Science Fair

Each year, the education department chooses projects at the Interior Alaska Science Fair that demonstrate Alaska-related exhibit themes.

Student collections of specimens and/or observations of natural and cultural history phenomena are important. We judge the exhibit on the clarity of the hypothesis, research methodology, conclusions, and how the exhibit theme is interpreted. Only six awards are given each year. Congratulations to the winners of the museum’s 2015 District Science Fair Awards.

2015 District Science Fair Winners:

Which Food Do Alaskan Birds Like Better? - Isabella, K, Weller Elementary

Insect Wings - Therese, 3rd grade, University Park Elementary

What's a Mealworm's Favorite Food? - Anika, 4th grade, Pearl Creek Elementary

Arthropod Collection - Owen, 5th grade, Denali Elementary

The Science of Extracting DNA from a Strawberry - Olivia, 7th grade, Ben Eielson Junior High

What's Bugging Alaska? - Ben, 6th grade, Tri-Valley School

Science Potpourri

Science Potpourri is a CNSM tradition. For more than 20 years, the free community event has entertained and inspired the Fairbanks community, and it's tons of fun too!

Since 2012, our Education department holds Nanotechnology activities in collaboration with Research Assistant Professors Shiva and Nilima Hullavarad (INE).

UAMN Education & Public Programs is part of NISE network.

community Fair

Look for us at local Community Fairs: Alyeska Best Beginning Family Fair in September and Mush for Kids in April.

UAMN Science Night

Enhance your school‘s family science night or another special event with hands-on specimens and museum science and art activities. We can provide a museum educator and activities for a complete event or complement your existing plans with an individual engaging activity and skilled educator. Visit our UAMN Science Night page.

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