Category Archives: Kids and nature

Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club holds contest to collect invasive European black slugs

By Jasmine Shaw / UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Sitka District Office In June, in honor of Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week, Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club had a contest to see which three-person team could collect the most invasive European … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club hosts open house on Oct. 1, and a variety of events in October

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting an open house on Oct. 1 and various events for Sitka youth during the month of October. The 4-H registration and open house event is from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club hosts online summer camps for kids in July

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting online summer camps for Sitka youth who are hunkered down in July because of the coronavirus outbreak. These camps will take place on Zoom online meetings, and are open to youth from Sitka … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club hosts online summer camps for kids in June

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting online summer camps for Sitka youth who are hunkered down in June because of the coronavirus outbreak. These camps will take place on Zoom online meetings, and are open to youth from Sitka … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club hosts online events for kids in May

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting online events for Sitka youth who are hunkered down in May because of the coronavirus outbreak. These classes will take place on Zoom online meetings, and are open to youth from Sitka … Continue reading

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Banff Film Festival tickets on sale now at Hames Athletic Center and Old Harbor Books

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will make a stop in Sitka as part of its annual world tour, and tickets are available now at the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center and at Old Harbor Books. The Sitka screening takes place at … Continue reading

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Eco-Discovery event on Friday, Feb. 20: 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, Feb. 20, at the Sitka Sound Science Center … Continue reading

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Sitka to host its local Christmas Bird Count event on Saturday, Dec. 28

This year is the National Audubon Society‘s 120th annual Christmas Bird Count, and Sitka will be one of several Alaska communities to host a local event, with Sitka’s event set for Saturday, Dec. 28. During this event, local teams will hike around … Continue reading

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Sitka Teen Hiking Club launches and meets every other week at The Cloud teen center

A new Sitka Teen Hiking Club has been launched, and it will meet every other week at the new teen center, The Cloud, on Harbor Drive. The club launched in October, and currently meets at 3 p.m. on Fridays. But … Continue reading

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Sitka’s Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club to host Fall Foraging Fun event on Nov. 1

The Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club in Sitka will host a Hudson Bay tea collecting event from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. This event is for kids in grades K-5 and takes place at the Southeast Alaska Career … Continue reading

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