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September 27, 2004

Alaska Ocean Sciences Bowl to air statewide Oct. 3-4

Fairbanks—A video highlighting Tununak, Alaska, high school students preparing to compete in the Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl will be broadcast statewide this fall on the Alaska Weather program, carried by the AlaskaOne televison network.

The video will air in two parts on September 1 and 2, and again on October 3 and 4.

In January 2004, Alaska Sea Grant Associate Director Susan Sugai and Deborah Mercy, instructional media specialist with the Marine Advisory Program, traveled to Tununak, Alaska, on Nelson Island in the Lower Kuskokwim River Delta, to shoot footage for the video.

Scenes from the statewide competition held each February in Seward are also included.

Sugai, who touts the event as an excellent way to educate Alaska youth about North Pacific marine resource issues, hopes the video will encourage more teams from rural Alaska to participate.

The 12-minute video has been sent to all 2004 teams and to teachers interested in coaching 2005 teams.

A generous grant from the North Pacific Research Board supported team travel to the competition and production of the video.

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