Category Archives: Training

Sitka Sound Science Center to host Field Science School this summer

Field Science School registration is now open at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Community members and students alike are welcome to sign-up for either the entire eight-week skills course, or for just one day. Sessions take place from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Alaska Avalanche Information Center to host avalanche training courses March 1-5 in Sitka (CORRECTED)

If you love to ski, board, sled, hike, ride snowmachines, dog mush, fish, climb or otherwise get out to explore the beautiful state of Alaska, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be prepared if something goes … 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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Jerry Dzugan to give outdoors safety presentation May 11 at Sitka Public Library

Outdoor safety educator and author Jerry Dzugan will give a free presentation, “Enjoying Alaska’s Outdoors: Why Smart People Take Dumb Risks,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Sitka Public Library. Everyone is welcome. Jerry Dzugan has been an educator … Continue reading

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Sitkans Against Family Violence seeks coaches for Boys Run: I Toowú Klatseen program

Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) is seeking coaches for its Boys Run: I toowú klatseen (strength of spirit) program. This after-school empowerment program for boys teaches them healthy relationship and respect skills while training towards a 5-kilometer fun run later this fall. … Continue reading

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Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) offers two trainings May 9-10

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will hold two training sessions May 9-10 at the Sitka Sound Science Center. “COASST is a great way to learn more about what’s washing in to Sitka beaches, while collecting scientific data … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park spill preparedness exercise to include federal, state, and local agencies

  On Thursday, April 23, a multi-agency oil spill response field exercise will be carried out from about 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the mouth of the Indian River in Sitka National Historical Park. The effort is part of an ongoing commitment by … Continue reading

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