The water cycle and watersheds is the topic for the Discovery Days program from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sitka Sound Science Center.
“Stop by to observe the different stages of the water cycle with your own eyes and create your own model of a watershed,” said Kristina Tirman, AmeriCorps volunteer for the Sitka Sound Science Center.
The free Discovery Days education program is for annual pass holders and takes place on various Saturdays (usually alternate Saturdays). This is a family event and open to learners of all ages. Annual passes are sold at the door and run $90 for families and $30 for individuals for the full year.
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 has hosted a booth at the annual 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 Kristina Tirman at the Sitka Sound Science Center at 747-8878, Ext. 1.