Fermentation expert Sandor Katz will give a lecture on fermentation from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Murie Building auditorium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Katz is the author of three books on fermentation — “Wild Fermentation,” “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved” and “The Art of Fermentation,” which received a James Beard award in 2012.
The eighth annual Alaska Unmanned Aircraft Systems Interest Group meeting will be held Sept. 1-3 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks. This year’s meeting, hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, will focus on Arctic issues. State leaders will open each day of the meeting, sharing highlights of important projects.
The Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer will host Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day on Aug. 6 with activities, live animals, tours and music. The free annual event, from noon to 5 p.m., will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the site selection for the research experiment station. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss will provide opening remarks.
The Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The celebration, which will feature the official naming of the Paul H. McCarthy Research Room, will begin at 4 p.m. on Level 2 of the library. Tours of the archives will be offered.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the City of Fairbanks and other local agencies have joined forces to clean up Noyes Slough and the Chena River. The effort is part of UAF’s Stormwater Management Plan to prevent pollutants from entering local water bodies. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help clean Noyes Slough.