Want to hear an eider's heartbeat? Be taken along through ice and fog to the off-shore world of the barrier islands of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Join the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges to hear Elyssa Watford share stories and stunning photos and videos of her three years of eider research on the barrier islands. Elyssa, a PhD candidate at UAF, has been working with common eiders, North America's largest duck, for three years. Her work focuses on the potential effect of climate change on these special birds and their habitats. Come learn about Elyssa's important work, these incredible birds, and how you too can "Friend" Alaska's National Wildlife Refuges. A reception at 4:30 is followed by the presentation at 5:00.