Thirty preschool students bundled up for a wintery walk to their community radio station this week.
Students at Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool visit Raven Radio every year as part of “Communications Week,” which also includes a visit to the Sitka Sentinel, producing a school newspaper, and mailing Valentine’s Day cards home using from the local post office. This year, the students – aged three to five – will also design their own VHF radios on wood blocks to learn abour maritime communication.
“It’s a part of our community here,” said teacher Toni Olson. “Raven Radio is one example of how we communicate with each other: through Muskeg Messages, through music and news. It’s important to know how to communicate out there, good or bad,” Olson added.