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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Park Offers Founder Day Celebration this Saturday August 25th

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Date: August 23, 2012

PIO or Contact Person: Becky Latanich

Telephone Number: 907-747-0132

E-mail address: becky_latanich@nps.gov

Park Offers Founder's Day Celebration this Saturday, August 25th

Sitka National Historical Park (August 23, 2012) - In recognition of the 96th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, Sitka National Historical Park will offer fantastic naturalist programs for the whole family this Saturday, August 25th.Founder's Day celebrations will include a ranger-guided walk along the Totem Trail for youth ages 6 to 11, the debut of the Junior Wilderness Program for those ages 8 to adult, and will finish off with cupcakes offered on our front seaside porch to celebrate the National Park Service's 96th birthday.We have a supportive group of rangers from the National Park Service to help youth get started on their Junior Wilderness programs and/or to become young Naturalists. We invite everyone to stop by and join in the fun!

Ranger-Led Youth Naturalist Walk

11:30 a.m.

Ranger Samantha Cox will meet with local youth on the front seaside porch of the Sitka National Historical Park visitor center to begin the Youth Naturalist walk. This program will teach youth how to observe nature, encourage curiosity, and identify common Southeast Alaska plants.

Wilderness Ranger Program Debut

1:30 p.m.

Students can kick-start their school-time brains for a seriously fun and educational wilderness exploration certification program with the debut of the brand new Wilderness Ranger Program.Rangers will introduce the program, hand out the Wilderness Explorer booklets, and help youth and adults alike to complete them.

Birthday Cupcakes

2:00 p.m.

Join park staff for "birthday cupcakes" sponsored by Alaska Geographic in honor of the National Park Service's 96th birthday.

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