Alaska Native Education
2014 Science Night Results
The Alaska Native Education and Migrant Education program are proud to announce the success of the 2014 Cultural Science Night!
Over 100 people in the community attended the evening of Science Exploration, and participated in a variety of fun, engaging activities. The audience was enlightened about Hide Tanning with Native Science by one of Anne Wien Elementary School’s own5th graders, Nanieezh Peter, who won first place in last years Science Fair competition. Participating families experienced the whole spectrum of the scientific process by visiting five science stations. The Migrant Education program and a professor from the University of Alaska Fairbanks each hosted a hands-on experiment station where families could see what a science project looked like as a whole. Migrant Education shared an experiment in which one predicted how many droplets of water would fit on a penny, and the University shared a brain families could observe. Additionally, attendees learned the how-to's in creating a science project at "Science 101" and then brainstormed science fair project ideas. Students were able to conduct research in the library, where they learned about online resources available to them. Katie Sanders, Library Media Services Director, was happy to share what the school district has to offer with the families, and each child went home with print-outs to kick-start their projects! The Alaska Native Education and Migrant Education programs gave away Science Fair Starter Kits, which included tri-fold poster presentation boards and a folder with colored paper, graph paper and markers. The ANE and Migrant Education programs excitedly anticipate many amazing cultural science fair projects next spring!
In 1974, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) applied for and was awarded an Indian Education Title VII, Part C (PL 100-297) grant, to create the Alaska Native Education (ANE) Program which serves American Indian and Alaska Native students. The program is advised by the ANE Parent Committee, as required by the Office of Indian Education under the grant.
After parent input and review of student records, the program evolved and expanded in the 1980's to provide more direct ANE student services such as academic tutoring, attendance monitoring, and cultural activities.
Currently our program utilizes a model of service with the goal of increasing academic achievement in math, reading and writing, and school attendance.
The program provides support through:
- Supplemental academic assistance
- Counseling, home/school liaison and referral services
- Cultural enrichment
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