Category: Learning

STEM Lab

STEM Lab

Posted: January 7, 2019| Categories: Learning, What's Happening

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
Abenaki Medicine

Abenaki Medicine

Posted: May 14, 2018| Category: Learning

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 AM We’ll host a Freshman Humanities class from St. Johnsbury Academy as they present their capstone project: Bringing Abenaki Cutlure to St. Johnsbury, Vermont. From the students: “We welcome all of you to come and join us for the opening of the newest addition to Fairbanks… Read More
Science Fair

Science Fair

Posted: April 9, 2018| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

April 13 Franklin Fairbanks would be delighted to welcome students to the museum to present their projects during our first-ever Home School Science Fair! We’re eager to see what imaginative, creative, thoughtful presentations come through … and we’re looking forward to having lots of fun. The fair will be set… Read More
Franklin’s Guides

Franklin’s Guides

Posted: July 26, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Tours with Franklin’s Guides, 11:00 AM – noon, weekdays. It’s that time of the summer where our student curators are here to provide you a closer look into our collections, dioramas, and exhibits! Franklin’s Guides is a historic 75-year tradition that provides service learning and mentoring opportunities for students ages… Read More
Monarch Presentation

Monarch Presentation

Posted: July 10, 2017| Categories: Learning, Observing

Want an insider’s peek into monarch migration? Sarah Dykman, a biologist and adventurer, is writing a book on monarch migration. What makes her perspective unique is the fact that she is riding the entire monarch flight route – by bicycle! This current project is called ButterBike. Check out the website… Read More
Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

Posted: June 28, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning, Observing

They’re here! We’ve just made homes for several new creatures that might send a shiver down your spine. Creepy Crawlies includes creatures that are the stuff of scary stories, often venomous and potentially dangerous, although mostly to other insects and rarely to humans. They are also widely misunderstood. Welcome to… Read More
Healthy Honeybees

Healthy Honeybees

Posted: May 30, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

What can we do at home to help honeybees, and our ecosystems? We just installed an Observation Bee Hive at the Museum! You’ll find the drones and workers busy collecting nectar and creating comb while the queen ensures the future of the colony. Their movements are fascinating, inviting us to consider… Read More
Painted Lady Butterflies Emerge!

Painted Lady Butterflies Emerge!

Posted: May 25, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

The museum staff have been raising a number of painted lady butterflies, or Vanessa cardui, from eggs received on April 26th by mail. The first butterfly emerged yesterday afternoon warmed by the sunlight streaming in through the container. We encourage you to see the full diary of images from egg to adult!… Read More
Celebrate National Teachers’ Appreciation Week!

Celebrate National Teachers’ Appreciation Week!

Posted: May 9, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Let’s say thank you! It’s that very special time of year where we recognize the creative, extraordinary, and invaluable teachers who are there to guide us through our exploration and pursuit of knowledge! Here at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium we are fortunate to have educators who are as diverse… Read More
Engage for departure!

Engage for departure!

Posted: April 21, 2017| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Learning, Planetarium News

Although our three-day astronomy venture is over, many of us feel more confident journeying fourth into the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! We began our third and final day with learning about theories and laws of science, specifically, equations. We spoke on formulas such as E=mc2 created by… Read More