Exhibit and Education Films
Some of our favorites include:
Frozen Wood Frogs: Wood frogs are the only amphibian that live in Interior Alaska. That means they must adapt to the severe conditions of winter here. When the frost line goes down, they freeze. Their blood becomes ice, their heart stops, their eyes become solid. They stay that way for six months. In the spring, as the soil begins to melt around them, they thaw and hop away.
Bird Specimen Preparation: A series of six videso featuring University of Alaska Museum of the North Ornithology Curator Kevin Winker preparing a Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) specimen.
Thalattosaur: racing the tide: A walk along the beach in the Spring of 2011 led to the discovery of what might be a new species of ancient marine reptile. That May, the earth sciences team from the University of Alaska Museum of the North excavated the thalattosaur and brought it back to the museum to study. This is the story of that adventure and the quest to learn more about the fossil.