Scientist Spotlight: Aiviq & Nanuq
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
Join us for the first of three scientific explorations of the iconic mammals highlighted in the exhibition Aiviq & Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the Arctic Ice. Tonight’s event features Jenell Larson, a PhD student with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, whose research focuses on the reproductive ecology of walruses. Examine artistic accounts of sea ice, polar bears and walruses in the exhibition to inspire conversations about their current status and future outlook in a rapidly changing climate. Return for the Feb. 28 program, which examines polar bears and features USGS wildlife biologist and polar bear ecology and population dynamics researcher
Todd Atwood, PhD. $10, free for members.
Pictured: Alvin Amason, "Oh My Heart"