Snow in Science, Culture, and Climate

Outreach in rural Alaska

From February 2020 through 2022, our team is visiting rural communities across Alaska to host informal science nights for the public and facilitate school-based educational experiences related to snow. Most of these communities are in interior and northern Alaska, where snow is a fact of life and may persist on the ground for nine months of the year! During our visits, we enjoy learning about the science and language of snow from local residents.

To request an event in your community, contact us

Displays and Activities

A community member explores the Ice Age Bones display at a community event in rural Alaska. Photo by Hot Times in Cold Places: Permafrost in a Changing Climate project team.

Trip Reports

Youth in Tanacross, Alaska, use scientific tools to observe and measure snow in front of their school. Photo by Our Winter World project team.