Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sitka Sound Science Center offers a variety of one-week summer camps for kids

Registration for 2014 summer camps hosted by the Sitka Sound Science Center now is open. There are six camps and a kayak expedition available this summer for children from grades 1-12. Check out the summer camp portion of center’s website for more … Continue reading

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Sitka Sportsmans Association hosts April 5 open house to launch new Scholastic Clay Target Program

The Sitka Sportsmans Association will host an open house at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at its range (5211 Halibut Point Road) to introduce an exciting new Scholastic Clay Target Program for Sitka youth, grades 4-12, interested in the … Continue reading

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Next Discovery Days program at Sitka Sound Science Center to be about plankton

The Sitka Sound Science Center recently introduced Discovery Days, a free program for annual pass holders that takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on various Saturdays. The next Discovery Days event is Saturday, March 29, and the theme for the day is … Continue reading

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Learning about ecosystems during Yaa Khusgé Yaaw Woogoo herring camp

  Marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway, left, and Yaa Khusgé Yaaw Woogoo herring camp participants Madison Roy-Mercer and Karina Belcher observe plankton collected during a field expedition on Tuesday afternoon, March 18, at Sitka National Historical Park. Herring camp is a … Continue reading

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UAS Sitka Campus, Sitka Sound Science Center host ‘Nature of Southeast Alaska’ talk as part of Natural History Seminar

The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus and Sitka Sound Science Center will host a talk about the “Nature of Southeast Alaska” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at Room 229 of the UAS Sitka Campus as part of … Continue reading

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Sitka Sound Science Center presentation will shed light on impacts of Fukushima radiation in the Pacific Ocean

People living along the Pacific Coast, including in Sitka and Southeast Alaska, have been wondering about the impacts of radiation in the food supply ever since the March 2011 earthquake in Japan and Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant meltdown. Dr. … Continue reading

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Next Discovery Days program at Sitka Sound Science Center to be about plants

The Sitka Sound Science Center recently introduced Discovery Days, a free program for annual pass holders that takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on various Saturdays. The next Discovery Days event is Saturday, March 15, and the theme for the day is … Continue reading

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Girls On The Run program hosts meeting March 6 to plan 5K fun run

Organizers and partners of Sitka’s Girls On The Run program will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at Homeport Eatery to plan this year’s end-of-season five-kilometer fun run. Girls On The Run is a life-changing empowerment program for girls … Continue reading

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Sitka Tribe of Alaska to host inaugural Sitka Herring Festival on March 17 to April 12

The inaugural Sitka Herring Festival will feature a variety of events from March 17 through April 12, when the herring return to Sitka to spawn. The event is sponsored by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Resource Protection Department. “The festival is a … Continue reading

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Sitka’s new community 4-H club launches a shooting sports program for youth age 8 and older

Sitka’s new community 4-H club is launching a new shooting sports program (rifle club). This club will meet at 2 p.m. on Sundays starting March 2 through May, at the Sitka Sportsman’s Association rifle range (out by the ferry terminal on … Continue reading

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