Category Archives: Kids and nature

Sitka National Historical Park reminds people not to use marijuana in the park

Sitka National Historical Park reminds visitors that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration still considers marijuana to be a Schedule 1 drug, even in Alaska and other states where marijuana use has been legalized. The possession and/or use of marijuana or … Continue reading

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Sitka to host its local Christmas Bird Count event on Saturday, Dec. 30

This year is the National Audubon Society‘s 118th 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. 30. During this event, local teams will hike around various sections … Continue reading

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Natural History Seminar Series hosts Winter Birding 101 presentation

Learn about birds that winter in the Sitka area during a Winter Birding 101 presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. Matt Goff and Gwen Baluss will talk about how to … Continue reading

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The dangerous journey of the silver salmon is Eco-Discovery Day topic Oct. 27 at Sitka Sound Science Center

Join us for the dangerous journey of the silver salmon from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Participate in games and activities to learn what it takes for a silver salmon to go … Continue reading

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Sitka’s 4H program seeks volunteers to help with programs

Want to help young people learn a variety of life skills? The Alaska Way of Life 4H program hosted by the Sitka Conservation Society and University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service seeks adult volunteers to help with its programs. Some … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park hosts youth Eco-Detectives event on Sept. 29

A mystery has taken place at Sitka National Historical Park, and we need Sitka’s youth sleuths to help us solve the caper. Crack the case by using investigative techniques to eliminate suspects and earn your very own Eco-Detectives button upon … Continue reading

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Hames Wellness Center to host five-week Backpacking 101 class in October

Want to learn how to prepare for a backcountry adventure? Backcountry snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast Meridith Condon, a National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor, will teach a five-week Backpacking 101 class in October at the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center. The … Continue reading

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