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Library LIVE

Exploring the Wonders of Madagascar

Madagascar is a world anomaly in its unique location, formation, habitation, and wildlife. Come explore what Planet Madagascar founder, Travis Steffens, has discovered and why it all matters. Become introduced to some of the most unique landscapes and animals on the planet and why their survival is essential. Check out this short video Planet Madagascar made about fire here. To learn more about Planet Madagascar go here. Interested in learning about the fascinating career of being a primatologist, check out Travis's TED Talk. Learn all sorts of fun information about Madagascar by checking out Kid's World Travel Guide and Nat Geo Kids. Curious what the traditional houses in Madagascar look like? Check out the Smithsonian exhibit.

Understanding Climate Change for Kids

Have you wondered about why there are so many more wildfires, floods, and natural disasters than every before? In this powerful session, live from India, Dr. Bharti Chhibber shows us, through images and discussion, what is happening in the world and what is causing it. The planet needs all of our help! Learn what you and your peers can do to be a part of the solution. Check out the visual learning, games, and activities at NASA Climate Kids program. Curious what we can do to help? Check out what National Geographic Kids has to offer. Understanding climate basics can be challenging. Check out the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions information. Check out way cool learning and activities on Climate Change at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Calling All STEM Interested Kids

Two Award Winning STEM Challenges for Students

Invent It Challenge

Cricket is excited to announce the 10th annyal Spark!Lab Dr InBae & Mrs. Kyung Joo Yoon Invent It Challenge! This is an exciting opportunity for kids from ages 5 to 18+ to practice the invention process, create something that makes a difference in the world, and win amazing prizes!

Stay tuned, and welcome!

Visit the Challenge website to discover this year's "game-changing" topic, and be sure to spread the word to teachers, students, homeschooling familes, or anyone else who might be interested in a fun, hands-on STEM experience.

Learn more about Invent It here.

Check out the Promo Video here.

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! Based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. His drawings and imagined machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story, and most important of all — they make you laugh!

What is a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest?

A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed and created in a fun and competitive forum. Our STEM centric competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment that levels the playing field. To win, all you need is a great Imagination and a pile of junk!

What is this year’s task?

SHAKE AND POUR A BOX OF NERDS  #RGMC2021

Learn more about Rube Goldberg here.

Check out the Promo Video here.

Global Connect

Book Club for Kids is the award-winning podcast where kids talk about books. The New York Times says the "virtual gathering space for young readers feels more vital than ever in the social distancing era."

Have a student in grades 4-8 that is interested sharing the love of a specific book? They, too, can be a part of the Book Club for Kids podcast! Simply send an email to kitty@bookclubforkids.org with the following information:

Hi, my name is - (first name only)

I'm from - (what city and state)

And my library is - (what's the name of your library (could be your school name))

My favorite book is - (what's the title of your book and author)

Because - (not the plot, but why YOU like this book and why you'd recommend it to someone else)

Email the audio files to us at kitty@bookclubforkids.org.

OR: Your child can just call them at 323-639-3560 and follow the script.

Sign up with Flipgrid

Young people around the world need to connect and feel connected with each other now more than ever. Come join us! Interested in connecting over Flipgrid or having young people reach out to each other? Send us a message here requesting the password

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What's Global Citizenship?

What's Global Citizenship?

With so many variations, how do you define it? Discover more.

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Global Learning Blog

Learn about global projects, global happenings, and great stories. Join our Conversations.

About our Founder

Founder Bio

Find out more about our program director, Michelle Carton, and what led to Global Education Alaska.

Why Alaska?

Why Alaska?

What makes global education so relevant to Alaska? Learn more

Global Resources

Global Resources

Everything you need to become a global educator and supporter. See some resources.

Join with us to empower youth

Join Us in Global Projects

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Empower the Youth

Alaska, as the largest state in our country, is on the rim of incredible opportunities, which will develop our young global leaders and create sustainability for generations to come.

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We feel honored that our great work is being recognized. Check out our media to see.

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We can't become global alone; this website and the many resources are for all youth to become empowered and embrace global citizenship. Join us throughout the year on global projects or suggest a global project for us to embrace or join.

Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Global learning is a collective effort for us all, while professional development keeps our work relevant. View conference presentations.

International Dot Day

International Dot Day

Join Tudor Elementary and make our mark on the world. See how.

Peace and Justice

Peace Week

Sustainable Development Goal #16 addresses Peace and Justice. Become involved!

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G.E.A.K. Series

Global Education Alaska Educator Resources for Teachers, Librarians, Correspondence Education

G.E.A.K. series curriculum slideshows are perfect to start, and modifiable for grade K-adult.
About Us in SWAY

About Us in SWAY

Wonder just what we do and how we accomplish so much? Check it out!

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Project Global Peace

Project Global Peace

About the project that started it all. Check it out!