Snow in Science, Culture, and Climate


Our Winter World is an informal science education project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

The project aims to engage people of all ages in exploring the beauty, wonder, science, and cultural aspects of snow through in-person and digital outreach, museum exhibits, and exchange of traditional and western scientific knowledge about snow. 

Our Winter World is a partnership of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Center of Science and Industry, and the Goldstream Group.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in sharing your snow-related knowledge, experiences, stories, and art! Learn more about our activities and project team below.

Outreach in rural Alaska

Students in Tanacross, Alaska, prepare to take aerial photos with a balloon-mounted camera. Photo by Our Winter World project team.

Museum exhibit

Visit the OMSI Winter Worlds exhibition website to learn more.

Our team

UAF and GI logos
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute
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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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Center of Science and Industry
Goldstream Group logo
Goldstream Group, Inc.