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Heading into our 26th year – we want your ideas!

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NEWS RELEASE: Caring for the Kenai moves to Challenger Learning Center

2015 WINNERS: Caring for the Kenai

NEWS RELEASE: “Scannin’ Salmon App!” Wins 25th Anniversary Caring for the Kenai Competition

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NEWS RELEASE: High School Students Compete for Over $30,000 Cash

Caring for the Kenai is an award winning environmental contest that challenges high school students to answer the question “What can I do, invent, or create to better care for the environment on the Kenai Peninsula, or to help improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” This contest brings together the entire community of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and offers over $25,000 in cash awards to area schools and local students.

This contest is Sponsored by Tesoro Alaska and is an education program of the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. Through their sponsorship and the support of many other organizations, this contest has been recognized on the national level. We invite you to browse this web site and learn more about why this community partnership is so successful!

Congratulations to Katherine Dolma from Homer High School!

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View all the 2014 winners here

Well done, Courtney Stroh!

On February 4, 2014, two-time CFK finalist Courtney Stroh received the President’s Environmental YouthAward (PEYA) at the Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage. Courtney’s ROC the Kenaiproject continues to foster environmental responsibility in the Kenai area and will do so for years to come! Thank you,Courtney, for Caring for the Kenai!

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EPA Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran presents Courtney Stroh with her PEYA. 

“The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is pleased to again be a part of the Caring for the Kenai competition. The District’s students greatly appreciate Tesoro’s generous sponsorship of this important annual event. The opportunity that Caring for the Kenai offers our students to showcase their creativity and ingenuity is unsurpassed.”

~ Dr. Steve Atwater KPBSD Superintendent of Schools

Our Community Partners

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In cooperation with…

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Kenai Peninsula College
  • AK Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough
  • Peninsula Clarion