New Hampshire Public Television’s "Wildlife Journal Jr." Series to Target NH Kids

(Durham– November 25, 2003) —AFL Telecommunications is pleased to announce that Alcoa Foundation has awarded a $4,500 grant to the New Hampshire Public Television’s Wildlife Journal Jr. series. The grant will be used to fund the production of this program.NHPTV currently offers Wildlife Journal as a general audience broadcast. This popular show will be expanded as an educational series called “Wildlife Journal Jr.,” targeting an audience of an estimated 15,000 New Hampshire children in grades 4 - 8. Because the series will be aligned with the New Hampshire Frameworks in Science, teachers will be centrally involved in the creation of the material. The CD, offered to teachers, will include a video clip, teacher guide and instruction plan, a project suggestion for a hands-on activity to get students going and a link to NHPTV Knowledge Network Web site. “The Wildlife Journal Jr. series is a creative and exciting way to educate kids about the environment and our wildlife. On behalf of Alcoa Foundation, we are very happy to be able to support this program,” said Laura Moore, grant and community Coordinator for AFL Telecommunications’ Belmont facility.“We are grateful to Alcoa Foundation for the grant and to those at AFL Telecommunications. Wildlife Journal Jr. will provide great new resources to teachers across New Hampshire who want to integrate lessons about wildlife and conservation into their classrooms,” said Susan Adams, education specialist of New Hampshire Public Television.About Alcoa FoundationEstablished in 1952, Alcoa Foundation is a global resource that actively invests in improving the quality of life in more than 26 countries around the world where Alcoa operates. In addition to community grants addressing local needs, the Foundation provides global grants focusing on Areas of Excellence, including: Sustainability; Safety; Healthy Communities; Workforce Development and Nonprofit Effectiveness. For more information about Alcoa Foundation, visit and click on “Community.”About AFL Telecommunications Alcoa’s AFL Telecommunications is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the Electric Utility, Broadband, Telco, OEM, Private Network and Wireless markets. It has operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K. Its Belmont location, manufacturer of Noyes products, employs about 100 people. For more information, visit

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