Education & Public Programs



Close up of Jennifer Arseneau (head and shoulders).

Jennifer Arseneau


Phone: 907.474.6948

Contact About: Education & Public Programs inquiries


Gail Priday knealing on floor, holding a container of paint.

Gail Priday
School & Community Liaison


Phone: 907.474.5360

Contact About: field trips, volunteering as a docent


Close up of Elisabeth Padilla, with blue sky in background.

Elisabeth Padilla
Museum Educator


Phone: 907.474.5602

Contact About: museum kits, family programming


Close up of Emily Koehler-Platten, sitting with trees in background.

Emily Koehler-Platten
Outreach Specialist


Phone: 907.474.5140

Contact About: Family Days, Science Nights, volunteering for special events


Kristin Donaldson, with a background of stars and nebulas.

Kristin Donaldson
Outreach Specialist-Science Educator


Phone: 907.474.1197

Contact About: Space science and aurora outreach


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Student Interns

Our 2019 student employee is Christian Williams.

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!


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