Education & Public Programs




Jennifer Arseneau in her office.Jennifer Arseneau
Director of Education & Public Programs

Phone: 907.474.6948
Contact About: Education & Public Programs inquiries



Elisabeth Padilla smiling, with the sky in the background.Elisabeth Padilla
Outreach Specialist & Field Trip Coordinator


Phone: 907.474.5602
Contact About: Field trips, volunteering as a docent,  family programming



Emily Koehler-Platten sitting outside.Emily Koehler-Platten
Outreach Specialist


Phone: 907.474.5140
Contact About: Family Days, Science Nights, volunteering for special events, Virtual Museum



Person wearing glasses and a pink coat, next to a golden retriever dog. Trees and snow are in the background.Nan Werdin-Pfisterer
Outreach Specialist


Phone: 907.474.5360
Contact About: Museum kits


Student kneeling next to a child and showing a camera to the child.

Student Interns

We are happy to employ student interns on our team to help out with our museum kits, family programming, database work, and more!

UAF students assist our department in many ways. See for openings.

Support student interns. See our giving page for more information.


Group of docents standing in front of a museum gallery.

Community Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of our team. Docents guide all our Directed Discovery school tours and event volunteers make community programs possible. Volunteer with us to join the team!