Category: Learning

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

They’re back! Our Honeybee Hives are buzzing once again as thousands of drones and workers settle in to make a comfortable home with their queen. It’s early in the season, and here are some bee basics that will help our colonies thrive and encourage them to contribute to your healthy… 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
Ready, set, launch!

Ready, set, launch!

Posted: April 20, 2017| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Learning, Planetarium News, Space Science

Day two in Astronomy Camp is now complete, but not without us getting thoroughly hands-on with our lesson of impact craters! Thanks to George Cobb, we learned how debris from asteroids form large, complex depressions, or craters, into celestial objects like moons and planets. Using measurements of angles we were… Read More
Astronomy Camp has begun!

Astronomy Camp has begun!

Posted: April 18, 2017| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Learning, Planetarium News, Space Science

Day one has begun with our annual Astronomy Camp and our students couldn’t be more excited. Needless to say, our Museum educators are just as thrilled to begin a three-day long immersion in space and Earth science! Students arrived this morning and got to know one another with a fun… Read More
Home School Day

Home School Day

Posted: April 13, 2017| Category: Learning

Friday, April  14 Our education team delivers learning activities designed to engage diverse ages and learning styles for home school groups. We use our amazing galleries, planetarium, collections, and learning tools to dive into subjects that inspire ongoing exploration and spark curiosity about the natural world. The classes offered… Read More