The fifth annual Alaska Native Studies Conference is slated for April 7-9, 2017, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The conference features two keynote presentations by Sheila Watt-Cloultier, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a panel of three young Alaska Native leaders, including Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone, Samuel Johns and Olivia Piiyuuk Shields.
The OneTree Alaska program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a meeting March 27 for individuals interested in tapping birch trees and forming a birch sap cooperative. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the OneTree STEM to STEAM Studio in the former Lola Tilly Commons kitchen on the UAF campus.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a free science night in Dillingham to help the community celebrate its curiosity through hands-on activities. UAF’s Alaska Summer Research Academy will host the community science night, which is open to people of all ages, at the Dillingham Elementary School gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March. 29.
Lester’s Forbidden Experiment, Screaming Gummy Bears and Blowtorch in a Beaker will be just a few of the activities at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ annual Science Potpourri on from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Did Greenland’s Vikings leave behind descendants or did they go extinct despite, as archaeologist Thomas McGovern said, “doing everything right?” The famed Viking archaeologist will argue the latter in a talk titled, “New Views of Viking Greenland: Resilient, Adaptive but Still Extinct.”
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre and Film will present “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a play by Alan Ball, in the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre from March 24-April 2.
“The Ongoing Return of Life to Kasatochi Volcano,” with Derek Sikes, will take place March 23 at noon in the University of Alaska Museum of the North’s auditorium.