The Arctic Ocean is home to numerous species of whales that rely on its nutrient rich waters for sustenance. Bowhead and killer whales will be the focus of two documentary films during the April installment of the Winter Film Series, helping illuminate the Arctic’s complex web of life and how it is changing. Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday April, 18, at the Sitka National Historical Park theater to attend the free film series.
Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of a Bowhead Whale is a 25-minute animated film that dives into the lives of these arctic giants by exploring their role in the Arctic’s ecosystem and the cultural significance of these whales for the Iñupiaq people. Invasion of the Killer Whales is a 50-minute PBS film that documents the increasing number of killer whales in the arctic and how their presence is impacting their environment.
Be sure to leave room for snacks, as free popcorn will be provided during both screenings. Attendees to the film series will also be eligible to win door prizes provided by park partners.
The Winter Film Series, held monthly from December through April at Sitka National Historical Park’s visitor center, is jointly presented by Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka Conservation Society, and the Sitka Sound Science Center.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more about Sitka National Historical Park at http://www.nps.gov/sitk or visit the park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.