Daniel Herndon, a eighth-grader from Ninilchik, starts an obstacle course with his drone at the Upstream Academy at the Challenger Center in Kenai on Thursday.
The course was the culminating activity of the drone lessons throughout the week-long camp for Alaska Native education students and migrant students (a majority from Russian Old Believer villages) in the district.
“This is our second Upstream,” said Conrad Woodhead, the Native Education Program Coordinator with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. “This time we’ve invited two different groups of students… it helps us involve more kids, draw from a bigger pool of students.”
Students have to apply and be accepted by a committee to attend the camp, which focuses on different aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.