Eco-Discovery event on Friday, Jan. 13: Help find Bella the Baby Sea Urchin

Help find Bella the Baby Sea Urchin during an Eco-Discovery event.

Students from kindergarten to sixth grade and their families can join in the fun from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Sitka Sound Science Center (Note: this is a teacher in-service day, so no school). Kids who are older or younger than the target age can still participate.

This month’s event involves traveling to four different stations to learn about the diet and habitat needs of sea urchins, as well as currents and tides in Sitka, to help you locate Bella and return her to her urchin barren. The Eco-Discovery series is hosted by the Sitka Sound Science Center and the  Sitka National Historical Park. 

The series, which is offered free to the public, is designed for youth from kindergarten through sixth grade, and is self-paced. On average it takes participants between 30-45 minutes to complete the program, so please don’t show up after 11:30 a.m. and expect to complete the tasks. Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Eco-Discovery series, contact Kari Paustian at 747-8878 or


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