Tag Archives: discovery and exploration

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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Celebrate Founders Day on Friday at the Sitka National Historical Park

Come on by to celebrate Founders Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center. Founders Day is the annual celebration of the establishment of the National Park Service. This … Continue reading

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Sitka Sound Science Center introduces its new Junior Naturalist program

The Sitka Sound Science Center is launching a new Junior Naturalist program. This program takes school-aged children on an educational journey through the Sitka Sound Science Center’s aquarium and hatchery. Complete five self-paced quests to earn a Junior Naturalist badge … Continue reading

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Sitka Maritime Heritage Society to host summer camp, harbor walk, and a treasure hunt

The Sitka Maritime Heritage Society is hosting a summer camp, waterfront/harbor walk and a treasure hunt during August. The Sails, Knots and What-Nots summer camp takes place on Monday, July 31, though Friday, Aug. 4, and is geared toward youth … Continue reading

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Kids Fishing Day set for Saturday, June 10, 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 10, 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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Sitka National Historical Park switches to summer hours on Sunday, April 30

Beginning Sunday, April 30, Sitka National Historical Park will transition to its summer hours of operation. The park’s visitor center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ranger-led interpretive programs will be held daily, with topics focusing on … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park is now fee-free throughout the park

The National Park Service has approved Sitka National Historical Park’s request that it be a fully fee-free park. The change is effective immediately. For many years the park has charged a $4 per-person fee for Ranger-led tours of the second … Continue reading

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