World Explorations Speaker Series

February 11, 2018 - Dr. Satsuki Ina

Trauma and Tragedy: Experiences of Japanese Americans in WWII

March 11, 2018 - Laurie Niles and Maria Olson

The Slow Food Movement

April 29, 2018 - Scott Huber

You Can See Russia from Here: Birds and Walrus Bones on St. Lawrence Island

In 2009 Scott Huber and his 12 year old son Liam boarded a plane in Nome Alaska to take them a place even more remote. St. Lawrence Island is closer to Siberia than it is to the U.S. The easternmost settlement on the island is Gambell, home to small community of Yupik people, who subsist on walrus and whale hunting. Gambell is regarded as one America's premier rare bird-finding hotspots. Most of the birding is done around large 'middens' composed of many years of walrus and whale bones. Scott will share slides and memories of this adventure.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

September 6-December 20, 2017


11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, across from the main library entrance.

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Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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Phone: 530-898-5397

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