All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2011

Date(s): 
17 April 2011 to 22 April 2011
Speaker: 
Allen Marquette

In April 2011 Allen Marquette, the Community Education Program Coordinator for the Prince William Sound Science Center traveled to Challis, a small community in central Idaho, to present several school and community programs. Over a period of four days, Allen presented a series of programs titled "Mammoths, Lions and Bears....Life in Alaska during the Last Great Ice Age." Kids and adults alike were fascinated to discover that up until just 12,500 years ago strange creatures roamed this land – huge and powerful beasts with amazing adaptations.

Date(s): 
14 April 2011 to 17 April 2011
Speaker: 
Arthur Smith III

A lifelong photographer and resident arctic filmmaker since 2004, Arthur Smith lives on Alaska's Barter Island, in the Inupiat Eskimo village of Kaktovik. He specializes in the genre of documentary and natural history filmmaking for theatrical, broadcast, and interpretive applications. Mr. Smith traveled to Ithaca, New York to participate in the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). FLEFF is an international film festival focused on the initiative of sustainable development.

Date(s): 
23 February 2011 to 24 February 2011
Speaker: 
Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff

Mr. Merculieff traveled from Anchorage, Alaska to the small rural town of Monmouth, Oregon, home of Western Oregon University and the Paul Jensen Arctic Museum. Western is the oldest public university west of the Rocky Mountains and the Jensen is one of only two museums in the U.S. specializing in the Arctic. Mr. Merculieff's presentations focused on Indigenous Elder Wisdom from a variety of perspectives for several different audiences over two days, 23-24 February 2011.

Date(s): 
7 February 2011 to 9 February 2011
Speaker: 
Dan White

Dr. Daniel White traveled from Fairbanks, Alaska to Homer, Alaska to present several programs on water resources. His presentations concentrated on climate change in relation to water resources and how that will effect human infrastructure and how we manage water.

2010

Date(s): 
10 November 2010
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

Author Charles Wohlforth (The Whale and the Supercomputer; The Fate of Nature), spoke to students of the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) on November 10, 2010. ORCA is an early college high school academy found on the campus of Everett Community College, located in Everett, Washington. ORCA uses the local marine environment as the unifying theme to integrate the core academic disciplines. Students at ORCA have been studying Wohlforth's work on arctic science and the importance of culture in environmental issues.

Date(s): 
1 November 2010 to 3 November 2010
Speaker: 
Robert McGhee

Dr. Robert McGhee visited Cordova, Alaska on 1-3 November 2010. He presented several programs during his visit to community members, students, Native Elders, and Native Corporation staff. His programs compared the perception of the Arctic as seen through the written history of western civilization, to the perception of the Arctic as viewed through the eyes of the native Inuit people over time through the study of archaeology.

Date(s): 
6 May 2010 to 10 May 2010
Speaker: 
David Klein

In May 2010 Dr. David Klein, Professor Emeritus with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, visited Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center on 7 and 8 May to present several programs on changes taking place on the top of the Earth.

Date(s): 
22 April 2010 to 24 April 2010
Speaker: 
Allen Marquette

In April 2010 Allen Marquette, the Community Education Program Coordinator for the Prince William Sound Science Center traveled via ferry from Cordova, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska with his crate full of skulls, bones, and teeth in preparation for his lectures in Valdez. These artifacts helped demonstrate Allen's interests in the plants, animals, and climate of Alaska during the Pleistocene epoch.

Date(s): 
19 April 2010 to 23 April 2010
Speaker: 
Orville Huntington

In April 2010 Orville Huntington travelled to Charleston, Illinois to present at Eastern Illinois University. Orville spoke with EIU students enrolled in the class Hunters and Gatherers. His two articles, "The Significance of Context in Community-Based Research" and "They're here – I can feel them: the epistemic spaces of Indigenous and Western Knowledge" will be the basis for his lecture to the EIU students.

2009

Date(s): 
23 November 2009 to 25 November 2009
Speaker: 
Randall Zarnke

In November 2009 Randall Zarnke traveled to the community of Cordova, Alaska to share his wealth of information on trapping safety and the effects of diseases and parasites on population ecology of wildlife species. While in Cordova he visited a Boy Scout Troop to show them how various traps and snares operate. They also viewed a film called, "Sharing Alaska's Trails." Zarnke interviewed a local Cordova elder about his experiences with hunting, trapping, and fishing in coastal Alaska. Cordova's Hunter Safety Class, which is a class of K–12 students and their parents, also met with Mr.