IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska)

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003

The Hershey's Track and Field Meet is set for Friday at the Nikiski Middle-Senior High School track. Volunteers are needed.

IDEA T-shirts are available for sale. Sizes range from child's small to adult's XXXL. Colors are limited. Children's sizes are $7, and adult sizes are $10. For more information, call 260-7555.

The annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival will offer many fun-filled and family-oriented education and outdoor activities, all of which are organized around International Migration Bird Day on Saturday. This event, which celebrates the return of migrating birds to Alaska, is in its 11th year and is held annually in the Homer area and around Kachemak Bay. For more information on activities and potential learning opportunities, visit the following Web sites:

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival www.homeralaska.org/ shorebird.htm

Homer Area birding birdinghomeralaska.org, and

National Wildlife Service Shorebird Sister Schools sssp.fws.gov/index.cfm

For more information, call the IDEA office in Soldotna at 260-7555 or the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740. Sample copies of the shorebird curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade is available at the IDEA office and field trips, including guided beach walks and boat tours, are available through the Homer chamber Web site under "field events."

Families interested in enrolling in IDEA for next year should contact an IDEA employee. Additional information is available online at www.ideafamilies.org or by calling 260-7555.

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