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


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. This week is Earth Week, and the Sitka Sound Science Center will host two extra activities in addition to the next Discovery Days event on Saturday, April 26, when the theme for the day is Earth Week.

Tuesday is Earth Day, and we have a brown bag lunch with visiting SIRF (Scientists In Residency Fellowships) fellow Dr. Alex Werth, “SOS (Save Our Oceans): Lessons from Five Successes in Marine Conservation” at noon at the center. From 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, we’ll have a booth at Harrigan Centennial Hall following the Sitka Conservation Society‘s Parade of the Species.

Saturday’s Discovery Days event from 10 a.m. to noon will round out the week with some fun activities and crafts to celebrate how lucky we are to live on planet Earth and get you thinking about your role and keeping it beautiful. We hope you find some great ways to celebrate Earth Week, both in and outside the Science Center.

Swing on by the Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln St., with the whole family for a variety of examples to explore and hands-on activities. 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, herring, 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.

This will be the last Discovery Days event until September. Sitka Sprouts will wrap up in April as well. Keep your eyes peeled for an update at the end of the summer.

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

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