Next Discovery Days program at Sitka Sound Science Center to be about the underwater life of streams


The Discovery Days program will focus on the underwater world of streams when it meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2, at the Sitka Sound Science Center. The free program is for annual pass holders and takes place on various Saturdays. This will be the last Discovery Days program of the school year.

“We’ll explore the swift underwater world of our local streams and rivers.  We’ll discover how scientists study the health of streams, look at stream critters, and how healthy salmon depend on them,” Sitka Sound Science Center Education Manager Ashley Bolwerk said. 

Participants also will have the opportunity to check out a new miniature living stream exhibit built by kids in the Stream Keepers program this spring.

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.

Sprouts_flyerfinal_2015Annual 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.

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

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