Category Archives: Kids and nature

Sitka Conservation Society brings back Parade of the Species costume walk on Earth Day

There will be eagles and jellyfish and herring, Oh My! Join us at 3:30 p.m. this Earth Day, Friday, April 22, for the 2022 Parade of the Species. After missing two years due to Covid-19, this is the 19th Parade … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sitka Outdoor Challenge 2022 kicks off in April with lots of events for kids

It’s time for the Sitka Outdoor Challenge 2022 — a slate of free and fun family activities during April, May, and June. Sign up here to enter drawings. https://forms.gle/gLk1Mz6TYomLgkbd7. This event is also known as the Sheet’ká Active Family Outdoor … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club to offer series of youth summer camps

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club is offering a variety of short summer camps for youth in Sitka starting in June. The Sitka 4-H club is supported through a partnership between the Sitka Conservation Society and the University of Alaska … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club to host open house on Friday, Oct. 1

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. This event is open to youth ages 5-18, and their parents, … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park to host ‘Birding for Beginners’ as part of Saturday’s celebration of National Public Lands Day

 Join us from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday, Sept 25, at the Sitka National Historical Park for “Birding for Beginners” activities in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Family friendly activities will help explore the special connections between people … Continue reading

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Sitka Sound Science Center relaunches Sitka Sprouts preschool science program

The Sitka Sprouts preschool program is back after a hiatus due to Covid-19. Sitka Sprouts is a free, weekly science education program designed for 3–5 year olds and parents that takes place at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Sitka … Continue reading

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Girls On The Run program registration open for 13th season

The Pathways Coalition is very excited to begin its 13th season of Girls on the Run in October. This after-school program for girls in third through fifth grades inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based … Continue reading

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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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