A lecture series at the Mountain View Community Library is celebrating the role Alaska’s kids have played in our state.

The mission for the Tundra Vision Lecture Series is to engage broad audiences through Alaska’s diverse past and thus, to connect communities together through history,” explained historian and UAA professor Katie Ringsmuth. “This spring, our theme, Alaska Grown: Alaska History through the Eyes of Youth, will look at kids as historical figures, exploring how young people impacted, influenced and changed our understanding of history.” 

The second of four presentations is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16. That lecture will be led by AKontheGo’s Erin Kirkland, who will give a presentation titled “Alaska Kids: who they are and what they know.”

“Throughout a decade of writing about destinations and activities in Alaska, I have become acquainted with some pretty amazing kids, all of whom have unique perspectives about their home and great ideas for the future,” said Kirkland. “This is their chance to shine. I want all Alaska kids to know I see them, I hear them, and I think they are important.” 

The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 6:00 pm. 

For more information, call 343-2919 or visit Tundra Vision's Facebook page.