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Artwork Dedication – Margaret Murie Building
August 10, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This artwork dedication will honor the 1956 Sheenjek expedition that followed the Sheenjek River south through the Arctic from the Brooks Range. The expedition kickstarted the campaign to protect what is now part of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Two adventurers – Mike Fallon and Stan Havlick – are repeating the trip right now after being inspired from their friend Bob Krear, a member of the original party.
Fallon and Havlick worked with American sculptor Susan Raymond to create an art piece that honored the original 1956 expedition. All three will be at the dedication ceremony.
The original party included Margaret Murie, who graduated from the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines in 1924; UAF alum and famous wildlife biologist George Schaller; and UAF professor and ornithologist Brina Kessel. Along with scientists Olaus Murie and Bob Krear, the group conducted the first scientific study of the Sheenjek Valley.
More information: cnsm.uaf.edu/dedication
Contact: Meghan Murphy, 907-474-7541, firstname.lastname@example.org