Category: Learning

Backyard Meteorology

Backyard Meteorology

Posted: February 18, 2020| Categories: Learning, Mark Breen, Programs and Events, Weather, What's Happening

Starting March 19, this 3-part series covers weather basics with Senior Meteorologist Mark Breen. Ever wonder how meteorologists make weather forecasts that that can influence the ways we travel, grow our gardens, and prepare for the day? Mark Breen helps you develop the skills to identify, observe, and record… Read More
The Science of Cheesemaking

The Science of Cheesemaking

Posted: January 27, 2020| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

This 4-part series is held on 4 consecutive Thursdays, beginning April 9, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. The cost is $40/member or $50/non-member. A staple food since it began being made 7,200 years ago in Ancient Egypt, the art of cheesemaking has not been… Read More
Observing the Birds: A Lifelong Delight

Observing the Birds: A Lifelong Delight

Posted: November 4, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Ever wanted to learn not just how to bird but the art of making careful observations of birds? Charlie Browne is a naturalist, educator, and director emeritus of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. He’ll boost your knowledge if you’re beginning to enjoy birding and deepen the knowledge of experienced birders. Read More
STEM Lab Open House

STEM Lab Open House

Posted: October 28, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

You’re invited! November 14, 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Fairbanks STEM Lab and McGuire Conference room for student presentations of their work. This fall, STEM Lab students have been learning about and propagating rare Vermont orchids.  Come to hear about what they have done so far and what discoveries… Read More
Nature’s Lab:

Nature’s Lab:

Posted: October 24, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Biomimicry and What it Means for Innovation Thursday, November 21, 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Fairbanks Museum, part of the NEK Entrepreneur Week. What does slug mucus have to do with surgical practices? Let’s reconnect with nature to find out. Many times people look to nature to see… Read More
Math Encounters: You Are A Superstar

Math Encounters: You Are A Superstar

Posted: August 29, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Ethan Bolker September 21, 2:00 – 3:30 PM Math is amazing … and can be amazingly beautiful! To launch our Math Encounters session, Ethan Bolker, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, presents “You Are a Super Star.” While weaves together history, art, math, and twelve five-pointed stars,… Read More
Welcome Drew

Welcome Drew

Posted: July 2, 2019| Category: Learning

Drew Bush, our new director of programs, brings terrific ideas and a wealth of experiences. He comes to the Fairbanks Museum from McGuill University in Montreal, where he has been working in the Department of Geography as a program manager. He is also connected with our local schools and has… Read More
Feb 25, 26 & 27

Feb 25, 26 & 27

Posted: February 8, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Strawberry DNA in our STEM Lab! Ever wondered what DNA is? Living things — including you — are made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of our distinctive genetic information and can be used to identify someone or something. We’ll take… Read More
Fairbanks Museum Star Party with Kingdom Trails Association

Fairbanks Museum Star Party with Kingdom Trails Association

Posted: January 25, 2019| Categories: Learning, Observing, Programs and Events

Even though the museum and planetarium are closed this week, you can still see the stars with museum staff up at Kingdom Trails this weekend.  Join Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Jody Hopp after a snowshoe to share hot chocolate and take a look at the stars through telescopes on the aptly… Read More
STEM Lab

STEM Lab

Posted: January 7, 2019| Category: Learning

Grand Opening January 17! What happens when you introduce real science equipment and methods to middle-school students in a new Fairbanks STEM Lab created in partnership with New Hampshire Academy of Science? A fabulous combination of cutting-edge practices with curiosity is launched in St. Johnsbury! With support from the Argosy… Read More