Discovery Days program to host booth at Family Science Day event at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School


SSSCLogoInstead of holding its usual Discovery Days event, participants in the Sitka Sound Science Center youth education program will host a booth at the Family Science Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School.

The Discovery Days program exhibit will explore marine debris. Other organizations hosting Family Science Day exhibits include the Alaska Raptor Center, U.S. Forest Service, Sitka Conservation Society, the Sitka High School National Honor Society, and Starlab.

Discovery Days will return to the Sitka Sound Science Center (834 Lincoln St.) from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 1. This is a family event and open to learners of all ages. The Discovery Days program launched in November and it is for Sitka Sound Science Center pass-holders. Previous programs have been about fossils, birds, and ice, plus the program recently hosted an overnight sleepover for kids and parents at the aquarium.

Annual passes are available at the door, $50 for families and $30 for individuals. Day passes also are available. Keep your eyes open for upcoming Discovery Days activities.

SitkaSprouts_flyerIn addition, don’t forget the Sitka Sound Science Center recently launched a free new program called, “Sitka Sprouts: Planting the Seeds of Science in the Next Generation,” for kids ages 3-5. Sitka Sprouts takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Sitka Sound Science Center. The program features stories, activities and crafts, and the kids are encouraged to dress for the weather.

For more information on both programs, contact education manager Ashley Bolwerk or 747-8878, ext. 22 or

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