Sitka National Historical Park celebrates spring with a weekend of community events on April 23-24

SITKA, Alaska — As summer quickly approaches, Sitka National Historical Park offers family friendly activities over the weekend of April 23 and 24 to celebrate the upcoming season.

April 23 — JR. RANGER DAY, 1-3 pm

This year’s theme is Bear Awareness and Safety. Outdoor stations will be available for families to drop in and participate between 1-3pm. Activities include scat and track identification, a clean camp demo, bear craft activities, and hands-on bear spray demos. Jr. Rangers don’t leave empty-handed – complete an activity card for all the stations to earn a custom “Bear Aware” patch (while supplies last).

April 24 — B.A.R.K. Ranger Day, 1-3 pm

This family and “fur baby” event has four outdoor stations to learn the “BARK Ranger” Code:

B = BAG YOUR WASTE
A = ALWAYS WEAR A LEASH
R = RESPECT WILDLIFE AND OTHER PARK USERS
K = KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GO

There will be a costume contest for dogs at the end of the event. This year’s theme is “Sitka Spirit,” so if your adorable dog resembles a bear, seal, or banana slug, they’re already close to winning. Prizes are for the pooches, but kids’ activities will be provided. Partners include Sitka Animal Hospital, Ariana’s Grooming Service, and Sitka Animal Shelter

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About Sitka National Historical Park. Alaska’s oldest federally designated park, Sitka National Historical Park preserves and interprets a culturally and historically significant landscape that tells the story of Southeast Alaska Native peoples, signature totemic art form, the 1804 Battle of Sitka, and Russian exploration and colonization.

About Charles Bingham

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