The tour is not part of the symposium program, but is offered to enhance the scientific awareness of facilities, resources, and unique environment within the Fairbanks area. Those visiting the Fairbanks area for the first time are especially encouraged to join the tour as many of the facilities are not accessible to the general public.
The tour is open to those who are interested on a first-come, first-serve basis. Accommodations are limited to the first 45 tour registrants. There will be no on-site registration accepted for the tour. A fee of $50 will cover all costs associated with developing the tour. This includes transportation, lunch, and special equipment required to enter some of the facilities.
Registration for the tour may be accomplished by using the symposium registration form or by contacting the Office of Conferences and Special Events at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
June 13, 1997
The tour will originate at 7:45 a.m. at the Museum located on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This all day tour will include a lunch at the Fox Roadhouse, part of the historic gold mining district of Fox, Alaska. The group will return to the Museum at approximately 5:30 p.m.
|7:45 am||Meet at University of Alaska Museum|
|8:00 am||Guided tour of the Geophysical Institute Synthetic Aperture Radar Facility|
|9:30 am||Depart Geophysical Institute|
|10:30 am||Guided Tour of Permafrost Tunnel|
|12:20 pm||Depart Permafrost Tunnel|
|12:30 pm||Lunch at Fox Roadhouse|
|1:30 pm||Depart Fox Roadhouse|
|2:00 pm||Guided tour of Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site|
|4:30 pm||Depart Bonanza Creek LTER|
|5:00 pm||View Muskox at Large Animal Research Station|
|5:30 pm||Arrive at Museum|
Transportation will be by bus. Enroute to various facilities, a host on the bus will entertain the tour group with information about the history and natural features of the Fairbanks area. In addition, the tour group will stop briefly to view natural and man-made features that are affected by permafrost.
If time is available, the tour group will visit the University of Alaska Large Animal Research Facility before returning to the Museum.