OLLI CLASS AT THE MUSEUM
DIVE INTO OCEAN SCIENCE
While UAF’s new ocean research vessel, the R/V Sikuliaq , is getting ready to begin its journey , let’s dive deeper into ocean science! How can research in the arctic help us understand our most pressing oceanographic questions ? What do some of the marine scientists at UAF wonder about? Why is observation and research important for the planet, its ecosystem and its inhabitants? Each week explore a different field of oceanography to better understand ongoing research in the Arctic and its impact locally and globally. Meet the experts and ask the questions you’ve always had.
This is a five-week session. The first week will be a guided tour of the UA Museum of the North special exhibit, Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq. A different expert will be presenting each week. The instructors are (in order of their presentations): Andrés López, UAMN Curator of Fishes and SFOS Assistant Professor; Katrin Iken, SFOS Professor of Marine Biology; TBA; Seth Danielson, SFOS Research Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography; and Ana M. Aguilar-Islas, SFOS Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography.
When: Thursdays, Oct 16-Nov 13 @ 3pm-4.15pm
Where: @ the Museum of the North, Education Center
Cost: OLLI is a non-credited educational program for adults age 50+ and their compagnions. Membership is $35 per person, valid for the calendar year, and classe registration fees are $15 per class or $150 for unlimited classes for the calendar year.