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SELAWIK: Noorvik Students Welcome Spring
Alaska Region, April 25, 2012
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Noorvik girls practice with binoculars during a birding session at the school's annual Inupiaq Days.
Noorvik girls practice with binoculars during a birding session at the school's annual Inupiaq Days. - Photo Credit: Susan Georgette

Students in the Iñupiaq village of Noorvik in northwest Alaska celebrated the arrival of spring with two days of events as part of their annual Iñupiaq Days. Iñupiaq instructors, elders, teachers, community members, and Selawik Refuge staff worked together to organize a variety of activities for students, including ice fishing, snaring, snowshoe races, nature photography, birding, storytelling, fur sewing, and dog mushing. More than 70 elementary students enthusiastically participated in the activities. Several even returned to the river after the end of the school day to continue fishing!


Contact Info: Susan Georgette, 907-442-3799 ext 16, susan_georgette@fws.gov



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