Poster - The Hidden World of Permafrost
This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. This collaborative research project, led by teams at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), will engage the public in the nature and prevalence of permafrost, its scale on the earth, and the important role it plays in the global climate. It builds on 50 years of informal education and outreach at the Alaskan Permafrost Tunnel, the Nation’s only underground facility for research related to permafrost and climate. UAF will engage new audiences in Alaska by improving the visitor experience at the tunnel, and by taking traveling programs to Native villages. A traveling exhibition and related programs produced and disseminated by OMSI will reach a national audience at science museums across the U.S.