“Underwater Forests of the Aleutians” is a traveling exhibit displayed in Unalaska and St. Paul Island, and destined for more Alaska venues. It has 10 freestanding displays, hands-on natural artifacts and an iPad with videos on kelp research. The “instant museum” is the result of a National Science Foundation–supported collaboration with Melissa Good, UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences professor Brenda Konar and US and international partners.
“The Aleutian Islands harbor this beautiful, dynamic and productive system that many people currently rely on but seldom can picture,” Good said. “This exhibit brings people into the kelp forests and tells a story about our past and present.”