Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School fourth-grade students and their families gathered Friday for a reception of their “Ancestral Homes” projects. Students from three classes researched and built miniature models of traditional Alaska Native homes and shelters. While the models themselves were not available for viewing as many of them were built out of material that naturally degraded over time, photographs were displayed and an audio slide show played in the background of the exhibit — each students described the materials and process used to build their shelters. The students constructed 48 replicas in total and planned their own pot-luck-style reception at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., in honor of the opening of their exhibit. The exhibit is on display until May 17 at the Fine Arts Center.