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Coffee with a Scientist

This Summer's Programs Begin June 5.

Friday starts the Coffee with a Scientist program at the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center. Join a scientist each week for a special program on different topics relating to Alaska. They will continue through the end of August. Plus there will be complimentary coffee and cookies for your enjoyment!

 Downtown Anchorage in the Old Federal Building 605 W 4th Ave. Suite 105 FREE to the Public For more information on this and other Special Programs throughout the week, call (907) 644-3661 or (866) 869-6887 toll free.

For more information on this and other Special Programs throughout the week, call (907) 644-3661 or (866) 869-6887 toll free. 

Dates and Titles of Coffee With A Scientist Presentations

 June 12, 2015: "Wild land Fire Science - Managing Alaska's Wildfires" with Fire Education Coordinator Robin Broyles 
 June 19, 2015: "Adventures in Anchorage" with Professor Emeritus Ron Crawford 
 June 26, 2015: "Climate Change in Alaska" with Retired NPS Interpretive Specialist John Morris
 July 3, 2015: No Special Program
 July 10, 2015: "Vegetation Diversity in the National Forest" with US Forest Service Vegetation Ecologist Robert DeVelice
 July 17, 2015: "Long term Environmental Monitoring" with Regional Citizens Advisory Council Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock
 July 24, 2015: "Growing Plants In Alaska" Botanical Gardens Patrick Ryan
 July 31, 2015: "The Wolves of Yukon Charlie" with NPS Biologist John Burch
 August 7, 2015: "Alaska Volcanoes and Volcano Monitering" with Alaska Volcano Observatory's Michelle Coombs
 August 14, 2015: "Our Furry, Nocturnal Friends- The Bats Of Alaska" with NPS Hydrologist Paul Burger 
 August 21, 2015: "Urban Wildlife" with Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Elizabeth Manning
 August 28, 2015: "Archeology in Alaska" with NPS Archeologist Andrew Tremayne 

Woman pointing to a flatscreen containing an image of a volcano
Volcanologist Tina Neal presents during "Coffee With a Scientist"

Close up view of a taxidermied sea otter which is posed to look as if it is swimming. Did You Know?
Sea otters have very dense fur made of stout guard hairs and fine under hairs. There are about 600,000 to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch. Sea otter pelts were so prized that they were almost hunted into extinction in the late eighteenth century.