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Ariadne Will, Laura Everson, and Zofia Danielson are sixth-grade Eco Explorers who spend every lunchtime on Thursdays doing bona fide scientific research in Sitka’s natural environment. Program organizers Ashley Bolwerk (Sitka Sound Science Center) and Marnie Chapman (UAS) say the work contributes to a better understanding of the global environment — and is fun, besides. They’re looking for more students and parents to become involved. Visit the Sitka Sound Science Center for more info.
The Morning Interview
Eco Explorers connect students to real-world science
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years. more