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


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, April 12, and the theme for the day is herring.

Swing by the Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln St., with the whole family for a variety of examples to explore and hands-on activities. Fisheries biologist Jessica Gill of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska will join us as we explore the world of herring. These forage fish are crucial to our marine environment, so swing by to discover their amazing qualities. We’ll even do some fish printing so you can take a herring picture home with you. It’s sure to be great time.

This is a family event and open to learners of all ages. The Discovery Days program launched in November and previous programs have been about fossils, birds, ice, animal tracks, plants, plankton, and hearts, and there was an overnight aquarium sleepover for kids and parents. The group also hosted a booth at Family Science Day at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School.

Annual passes are available at the door, $50 for families and $30 for individuals. Passes are available on Saturday. 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, contact education manager Ashley Bolwerk or 747-8878, ext. 22 or

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