Tag Archives: National Park Service

Become an Eco-Detective at Sitka National Historical Park on Sept. 17, Oct. 29 and Nov. 25

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

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Use Park Prescriptions hikes of Sitka National Historical Park for an Active April

Several local groups are using the Park Prescriptions program to promote an Active April with hikes of the Sitka National Historical Park. If you take the challenge, you can win prizes by hiking the park trails during April. Park Prescriptions … Continue reading

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Learn about ‘Spring in Alaska’ during the next movie in the Winter Film Series

Spring is almost here, and to celebrate the upcoming changing of the season, Spring in Alaska will be the featured film during February’s Winter Film Series. Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, or at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. … Continue reading

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Carvers work on Tlingít dugout canoe at Sitka National Historical Park

Resting on supports in the carving shed at Sitka National Historical Park’s visitor center, a giant red cedar log from Prince of Wales Island is undergoing a transformation. Master craftsman Steve Brown and his apprentices — TJ Young, Tommy Joseph, … Continue reading

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Explore the secretive lives of owls at the Winter Film Series

Delve into the secretive lives of owls during the Winter Film Series’ upcoming screening of Owl Power. This PBS film follows young barn owl chicks as they develop and explores the fascinating adaptations that allow owls to thrive in the … Continue reading

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2016 Winter Film Series kicks off on Jan. 8-9 at the Sitka National Historical Park

Have you ever dreamed of exploring remote, untouched wilderness areas throughout Alaska? During the Winter Film Series’ first screening in the new year, you will be able to do just that. Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, … Continue reading

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National Park Service launches Every Kid In A Park program to get youth into national parks

The Sitka National Historical Park is proud to announce that the Every Kid in a Park Initiative began on Sept. 1. The initiative’s goal is to get all fourth-graders and their families to experience the places that are home to … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park’s annual photo contest seeks submissions for centennial

In the coming year, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday. The National Park Service is encouraging everyone to Find Your Park and to learn, remember or share why your park is special to you. This year’s National Public … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park celebrates Founder’s Day with cake and family activities

  On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29, the community is invited to Sitka National Historical Park to celebrate Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day is the annual celebration of the creation of the National Park Service. This year’s 99th birthday celebration will include children’s … Continue reading

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New trail traffic counters installed at Sitka National Historical Park

Have you noticed little brown boxes on some of Sitka National Historical Park’s trailside signs? The park recently installed four traffic counters along the park’s scenic trails. The trail counters are not cameras, they simply provide park managers with an … Continue reading

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