The Discovery Days program will focus on herring when it meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 4, at the Sitka Sound Science Center. The free program is for annual pass holders and takes place on various Saturdays. Note, even though the aquarium is closed for cleaning on April 4, Discovery Days will meet.
“We’ll be joined by fish biologist Jessica Gill, from Sitka Tribe of Alaska, to explore HERRING!!! They are a major influx in our marine ecosystem this time of year, and generate a lot of excitement above and below the water,” Sitka Sound Science Center Education Manager Ashley Bolwerk said.
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 2013 and previous programs have been about kitchen chemistry, electricity, fossils, birds, ice, animal tracks, plants, herring, plankton, amphibians, everyday scientists, and hearts, plus 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.
In addition, don’t forget the Sitka Sound Science Center also runs a 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 email@example.com.