Sitka kids can earn a Junior Ranger badge from the National Park Service during a special Junior Ranger event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Sitka National Historical Park. This event celebrates the release of a new Junior Ranger activity book.
The Sitka Junior Ranger program is for kids of all ages who want to learn about their natural and cultural heritage. Sitka Junior Rangers learn about Tlingít culture, Russian and U.S. history in Sitka, living in the rain forest, and living in a coastal environment. Junior Ranger activity books are available all year from the Sitka National Historical Park visitor center, and from May through September at the Russian Bishop’s House.
The Nov. 29 event features free activity books, children’s activities, free refreshments, raffles and prizes. There will be special programs about banana slugs, mystery in the trees, totem walks, birds of prey from the Alaska Raptor Center, and a Junior Ranger badge presentation.
To learn more, contact the Sitka National Historical Park visitor center at 747-0110.