Photos by Danny Peterson
Did your children get Legos for Christmas? Well, they still have a year to prepare for the next Juneau Economic Development Council’s annual Lego robot competition. It’s part of a statewide education program known as Science Technology Engineering and Science—or “STEM.”
The Fifth Annual Lego League competition was held at Centennial Hall earlier this month, and as KTOO intern Danny Peterson reports, it was a little like stepping onto the set of a TV game show.
- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.
- This weekend, crowds showed up in the pouring rain to do their holiday shopping at Juneau’s Public Market, but it wasn’t the only place in town to buy local goods.
- Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.
- Diverse commercial markets for the snake-like creature have opened up over the past few years but catching them can be tricky.