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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park (August 30-September 5)

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Date: August 28, 2008

Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the visitor center and many involve an easy stroll through the forest on park trails. These activities are free to the public. For more information, call (907) 747-0110. Activities planned for August 30-September 5:

Saturday, August 30
2:00 pm – Plants: Join Ranger Anne Lankenau for a program on the plants of the park, and their role in the ecosystem of the forest.

Sunday, August 31
2:00 pm –Carved History: Join a ranger for a guided walk through the park focusing on the totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Monday, September 1, Labor Day
2:00 pm – Slugs of the Temperate Rain Forest: Join Ranger Ellen Corak for a walk and discussion of these often-seen but little-understood creatures of the Park.

Tuesday, September 2
2:00 pm – Ravens: Join a ranger to see and learn about the park’s ravens – both the big black birds and Raven of Native myth and legend.

Wednesday, September 3
2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
7:00 pm – Vertical Pursuits: Join Ranger Steven Powers in the Visitor Center auditorium for this presentation about rock climbing on America’s public lands.

Thursday, September 4
2:00 pm – Salmon: Join Ranger Anne Lankenau for a program on Alaska’s iconic fish, with a walk to Indian River to view the spawning salmon.

Friday, September 5
2:00 pm – Battle Walk: Join a ranger for a guided walk to the sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.

Did You Know?

Totem hall at Sitka National Historical Park

Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...