Museum Discovery Series planned for spring semester

The University of Alaska Museum of the North has planned a new series of presentations for the spring semester. The Museum Discovery Series features a different curator each month unveiling new discoveries based on research in the museum’s collections.

The presentations will be held in the museum auditorium on Thursdays at noon and are free and open to the public.

This year’s series includes the following presentations:

  • Feb. 23, “Alaskan Dinosaur Update: New Digs; New Discoveries,” by Patrick Druckenmiller.
  • March 23, “The Ongoing Return of Life to Kasatochi Volcano,” by Derek Sikes.
  • April 20, “Worth a Thousand Words: Preserving Alaska’s Visual History” by Leonard Kamerling.

The series is coordinated and sponsored by the University of Alaska Museum of the North. For more information, call 474-7505 or visit the museum’s website at

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Derek Sikes, UAMN Chief Curator, at 907-474-6278 or via email at