Interior Alaska Science Fair
Every year, the education department chooses projects at the Interior Alaska Science
Fair that demonstrate Alaska-related exhibit themes.
Student collections of specimens and/or observations of natural and cultural history phenomena are important. We judge the exhibit on the clarity of the hypothesis, research methodology, conclusions, and how the exhibit theme is interpreted. Only six awards are given each year. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Museum Education awards!
Photo by Steffi Ickert-Bond.
2020 Museum Education Award Winners:
The Efficient Extractor and Lipid Lyser – Pauline & Elizabeth, 6th grade, BEST Homeschool
My Alaska Mushroom Collection – Danielle, 5th grade, Hunter Elementary
Do Squirrels Eat Moose Nuggets? – Lakota and Autumn, 1st grade and Kindergarten, Salcha Elementary
It’s Cold, It’s Dark, Is Anything Out There? – Isabel, 6th grade, Tri-Valley School
Archaeopteryx to Albatross: Rise of the Birds – Sam, 6th grade, Two Rivers School
A Comparison of Owl Skulls in Alaska - Solveig, 5th grade, Woodriver Elementary
Science Potpourri is a UAF tradition! For more than 20 years, the free community event has entertained and inspired the Fairbanks community with science shows, make-and-take-home activities, demos and lots of fun for all ages.
From 2012-2015, our Education department held Nanotechnology activities in collaboration with Research Assistant Professors Shiva and Nilima Hullavarad (INE). In 2016, we celebrated National DNA Day in collaboration with UAMN Genomic Resources and the Institute of Arctic Biology.
UAMN Education & Public Programs is part of the NISE Network.
Look for us at local community events: the Fairbanks Families Partnership Health Fair in September, Mush for Kids in April, and others!
UAMN Science Night
Enhance your school‘s family science night or other special event with hands-on museum objects and activities. We can provide a museum educator and activities for a complete event or complement your existing plans with an educator and single activity. Visit our UAMN Science Night page for more information.