SPECIAL EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS
Find Your Park @ REI in Fairbanks
Join the National Park Service for presentations on Alaska's unique parklands, their significance to America, and how you can experience them for yourself. These special talks and programs will highlight parks and places across Alaska that are great for recreating, discovering, and connecting to America's public lands.
Lectures are located at the Fairbanks REI, at 19 College Road
"Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve," Wednesday, April 20th at 6pm
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a vast and essentially untouched wilderness; it remains virtually unchanged expect by forces of nature.
"Western Arctic Parklands," Wednesday May 18, 6pm
Immerse yourself in adventure! The three park units that make up Western Arctic Parklands (Cape Krusenstern NM, Noatak National Preserve, and Kobuk Valley National Park) offer unique natural and cultural experiences, all waiting to be explored.
First Friday at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Please join us for the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm for light refreshments and temporary exhibits that feature the talent of local artists. Artwork may be displayed throughout the remainder of the month.
April First Friday: Cynthia West & Mary Ann Fortune
Please join us as we host two local and very talented artists, Cynthia West and Mary Ann Fortune.
Cynthia West: While the flowers may not yet be blooming outside, they are certainly blooming inside! Immerse yourself in a garden with large, bright, floral paintings created by oil painter Cynthia West. These paintings reflect tranquility, joy, and love found in flowers, often bringing out the fascinated inner child in us all.
Mary Ann Fortune: Mary Ann Fortune's sculpted ravens certainly put a smile on your face. The distinctive influence of her sculpting technique brilliantly captures both the ravens' dignified presence, as well as their whimsically entertaining antics. The resulting expression of each sculpture personifies the mischievousness of the raven's clever humor.
May First Friday: "Art for the Parks"
National Park Service rangers visited classrooms across the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District to teach children about the wonder and beauty of America's best idea. See what the kids created once inspired.
June First Friday: Amy Komar
Intricately-patterned painted beadwork adorns stones and found vintage objects. Marvel at the detail of each piece, and walk away with a new-found understanding of the meaning of patience.
July First Friday: Amy Reisland-Speer
Alaska born and raised, Amy Reisland Speer recognizes the beauty and humor of her surrounding world. Her paintings reflect her ever-inspiring world, and lend a chuckle to those that view her work.
Get Outside and Get Healthy!
Stay active, stay healthy... and stay happy!
"Family-Friendly Recreation in Fairbanks" Lecture
Thursday, April 21st, 5:30pm at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Find out how you and your family can have fun in the outdoors, all while staying safe and getting healthy!
Fairbanks Community Health Fair
Saturday, April 30th, 7am-2pm at the Pioneer Park Civic Center
Stop by and learn how to create your very own fun adventure on Alaska's public lands!
Parks for Kids
Saturday, April 16th, noon-4pm at REI Fairbanks
Join us for a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities and mini-learning sessions! Learn how you can explore Alaska's parks and lands at any age.
Hey 4th graders! Explore America's national public lands (for free!). Visit the "Get Your Pass" section of everykidinapark.gov and bring your voucher for a free pass!