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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
Tara Stevens, Associate Director for Government & Public Affairs with BP, discusses the company's teacher recognition program, BP Teachers of Excellence. Nominations are open through Friday, Januar 30. Nomination forms can be found online here. There have been two recent Sitka winners, Christy Anderson (2014) and Michael Mahoney (2012), both from Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Stevens is hoping to see more nominations from Sitka this year. Thirty-three teachers will be recognized in the 20th anniversary year of the program. Audio temporarily unavailable. more