Posted: Monday, October 08, 2001

Distance learning scholarship offered

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will award scholarships for 20 Alaska classrooms to participate in a unique distance learning experience. Students and teachers will be trained as Earth System Scientists, participate in an interactive learning simulation delivered via the Internet, and learn to communicate and work together as a team.

These scholarship opportunities are made available through a grant entitled "Today's Children ... Tomorrow's Future."

Scholarships for the 20 e-missions will be awarded for this school year. An e-mission is a simulation designed for middle and high school students studying Earth science, as they prepare to be Earth System Science explorers monitoring the events of Montserrat, an island in the Caribbean that is facing two potential natural disasters simultaneously.

E-missions require no travel outside of the school and need a minimal amount of hardware and an Internet connection to facilitate. Interested applicants for the e-mission scholarship need to complete and return an application form by Oct. 15 in order to be considered for selection this year. Applications are accepted by e-mail, fax and U.S. mail. Selected sites will be announced Nov. 15. Applications are available by: e-mail at, Internet at, phone at 283-2000, and fax at 283-2279. For more information, contact Steve Horn at 283-2000.

Aglow meeting set

Kenai Aglow will meet Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Salvation Army Chapel, 201 North Forest Drive, Kenai. The speaker will be Kenai Aglow Vice President Dawn Mallette, who will speak about "Trust vs. Reliance; Who is coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?"

Kenai Library schedule

Toddler Story Time will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Preschool Story Time will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The Totem Tracers will meet to conduct research Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

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