University of Alaska Museum of the North

Alaska Army National Gurad

The bus where Christopher McCandless lived and died during the summer of 1992 will have a new home at University of Alaska’s Museum of the North in Fairbanks. With the help of a National Guard helicopter team, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, removed the old bus from the wilderness north of Denali National Park in June, an action precipitated by deaths, injuries and numerous rescues of hikers trying to reach the bus since McCandless’s story was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild”.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

Quartz Lake is shrinking -- the water level of the popular lake just north of Delta Junction is dropping. And while researchers try to find out why, archeologists are studying how humans have adapted to the lake’s periodic cycles of rising and falling water levels since they moved into the area 14,000 years ago.


New Arctic Dinosaur

Sep 22, 2015
James Havens

A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Alaska. Bones of the plant eating Hadrosaur were excavated by researchers working in a known fossil rich zone north of the Brooks Range. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska Museum of the North opens a new exhibit tomorrow (Saturday). “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologist's quest, and what they’re finding in an under explored region. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.