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Sitka Sound Science Center to host ‘Squishy Hike’ for young naturalists on Oct. 1

As part of the Scientists in the Schools program, the Sitka Sound Science Center will host a “Squishy Hike” group at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Thimbleberry Trailhead. Select carpool space is available from the science center … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park celebrates ‘Helping Hands for America’s Lands’ during National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27

SITKA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK – On Saturday, Sept. 27, tens of thousands of volunteers will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They will be taking part in the 21st … Continue reading

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20th annual Running of the Boots costumed fun run raises funds for Sitka Local Foods Network

It’s time to dig your XtraTufs out of the closet and gussy them up. The 20th annual Running of the Boots begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the big tent near St. Michael of the Archangel Russian … Continue reading

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Sitka 4-H program to host general meeting and Alaska Way of Life 4-H club to host six-week wild edibles class

The Sitka 4-H program will host a general meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. This meeting is for all current 4-H program members and any kids ages 5-18 interested in learning … Continue reading

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Sitka Sound Science Center launches second year of Sitka Sprouts program for kids ages 3-5

The Sitka Sound Science Center will launch the second year of a program called “Sitka Sprouts: Planting the Seeds of Science in the Next Generation.” The free program, for kids ages 3-5, takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (it starts … Continue reading

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Sitka Health Summit planning day is Oct. 3 at Harrigan Centennial Hall

Join us for the eighth annual Sitka Health Summit planning day, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at Harrigan Centennial Hall. The Sitka Health Summit got its start in 2007 when then-Sitka Community … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park annual park photo contest open for submissions

For more than 120 years, visitors have embarked on their own unique journeys through time and place as they experience Sitka National Historical Park’s dynamic cultural and natural landscape. Whether you’ve lived in Sitka your whole life or visited for an … Continue reading

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USDA Forest Service hosts special 70th birthday picnic for Smokey the Bear

ONLY YOU – Silas Ferguson, age 7, gives Smokey Bear, age 70, a high-five at Starrigavan Campground on Saturday, Aug. 9, as Dalton Voron, age 10, looks on. U.S. Forest Service staff in Sitka hosted a picnic to celebrate Smokey’s … Continue reading

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AK Experience Camp gives youth ages 11-18 a chance to experience Alaska skills and adventure

Registration is open for the AK Experience Camp, 4-H Alaska Skills and Adventure, hosted by the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. All Southeast Alaska youth ages 11-18 are invited to attend a fun-filled, five-day … Continue reading

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Free children’s program offered Tuesday, June 17, at Sitka National Historical Park

Join a ranger for a free program for elementary-aged students from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Sitka National Historical Park. Participants will learn to identify the common trees of Southeast Alaska and recognize their significance. Participants must be … Continue reading

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