Category: Learning

Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

Posted: May 18, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning, What's Happening

We’re watching for new blooms every day. Early spring flowers bask in our New England sunshine and brighten fields, forests, and wetlands with splashes of color. We’ve been recording first bloom dates at the Fairbanks Museum since 1904, and we’re not about to stop now — we’re simply moving our… Read More
Take A Walk

Take A Walk

Posted: April 1, 2020| Category: Learning

Want to deepen your nature knowledge? When you step outside with science educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio, every object has meaning. He’ll reveal secrets in the natural world to help you recognize familiar signs and spot hidden clues. Join Bobby in his tree house, and let him introduce you to trees… Read More
Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Posted: March 16, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Our COVID-19 update with Science Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Dr. Michael Rousse, Chief Medical Officer at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, is available online. They discussed the latest information about how the virus is affecting our communities, and what you can do. Read More
Climate Action Film Festival

Climate Action Film Festival

Posted: March 2, 2020| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

On March 11, 6:00-8:00 PM, the Climate Action Film Festival brings together stories and filmmakers from around the globe to address the climate crisis. The Climate Action Film Festival is a celebration of short films with a focus on solutions to the climate crisis. It is the first festival of… Read More
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