Category Archives: Kids and nature

New Sitka Community Playground starts to take shape

Construction is progressing on the new Sitka Community Playground project, which is being built on the site of the old Crescent Harbor Playground near the Sitka Sound Science Center. As of Monday, June 18, most of the playground equipment had … Continue reading

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COASST program to train Sitka beach walkers for seabird mortality surveys

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting beached bird data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science program involving participants in the collection of high quality data used in natural resource … Continue reading

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Sitka Sound Science Center visiting scientist to lead bird walk at Sitka National Historical Park

Ornithologist Allison Nelson, the Scientist in Residency Fellow at the Sitka Sound Science Center this summer, will lead a bird walk on the totem trails at Sitka National Historical Park on Saturday, June 9. Participants should meet at 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Kids Fishing Day set for Saturday, June 9, at Swan Lake in Sitka

Kids, get your lucky fishing hats and join the party. The annual Kids Fishing Day is set for Saturday, June 9, at Swan Lake here in Sitka. The lake recently was stocked with wild rainbow trout, and with fish measuring … Continue reading

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National Park Service, Sitka Tribe of Alaska inaugurate historic partnership at Sitka National Historical Park

The partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) has now reached a new level of collaboration. On May 7, Congress completed its review of an Annual Funding Agreement (“AFA”) under which STA now officially … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Film Tour makes a stop in Sitka on Friday, May 18

The 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (aka F3T) is coming to Sitka, with a stop at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at Harrigan Centennial Hall for folks interested in fly fishing or films featuring the great outdoors. Sitka … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park switches to summer hours on Tuesday, May 8

Beginning Tuesday, May 8, Sitka National Historical Park will transition to its summer hours of operation. This year the Visitor Center and the Russian Bishop’s House will have the same hours of operation which will be open daily from 8 … Continue reading

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