The National Geographic Society giant map of Asia will transform school gyms around Alaska into geographic learning labs for the next few weeks. The 31 by 41-foot cartographically accurate map allows children to learn geography in a unique, “feet-on” style. The children remove their shoes and follow UA Geography Program Education and Outreach Coordinator Katie Kennedy through fun explorations of the countries, capitals, and cultures of Asia.
The schedule is:
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District: Monday, April 19 - Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High School Tuesday, April 20 - North Pole Middle School Wednesday, April 21 - North Pole Middle School Thursday, April 22 - Randy Smith Middle School Friday, April 23 - Ryan Middle School
Denali School District: Tuesday, April 27 - Tri-Valley School, Healy
Mat-Su Borough School District: Thursday, April 29 - Teeland Middle School, Wasilla Friday, April 30- Teeland Middle School, Wasilla
Anchorage School District Tuesday, May 4 - Goldenview Middle School, Anchorage Wednesday, May 5 - Wendler Middle School, Anchorage Thursday, May 6 - Wendler Middle School, Anchorage
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: Monday, May 10 - Homer Middle School, Homer Tuesday, May 11 - Homer Middle School, Homer
Kodiak Island Borough Schools: Thursday, May 13 - East Elementary School, Kodiak Friday, May 14 Kodiak Middle School, Kodiak
Generating practical knowledge for the successful long-term management of natural resources in Alaska and the circumpolar world.
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Articles on SNRAS Science & News are primarily written by the staff of the SNRAS/AFES Information Office, Nancy Tarnai and Deirdre Helfferich. Faculty members, students, and guest contributors also provide news stories to this blog.
Photo above shows jubilant graduates celebrating at the conclusion of the UAF commencement ceremony May 12, 2013 at the Carlson Center. UAF photo by JR Ancheta