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Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park - September 16-26

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Date: September 15, 2006

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 September 16-26 are as follows:

Saturday, September 16
2:00 pm – Trees of Sitka: Join a ranger for a guided walk and talk on the life cycles of local trees as seen in the park.
3:00 pm – Carved History: A park ranger will lead visitors on a guided walk through the park that focuses on totem poles and the Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Sunday, September 17
2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
3:00 pm – Trees of Sitka: Join a ranger for a guided walk and talk on the life cycles of local trees as seen in the park.

Monday, September 18
2:00 pm – Sea Otters: Join Ranger Annpatrice Hudson for a program on these marine mammals whose pelts were the reason for the founding of Sitka.
3:00 pm – Battle Walk: Join a ranger for a guided walk to the sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.

Tuesday, September 19
2:00 pm – Plants in the Park: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on medicinal and edible plants found in Sitka National Historical Park.
3:00 pm – Forest Walk: Join a ranger for a tour of the park’s temperate rain forest.

Wednesday, September 20
2:00 pm Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
3:00 pm – Battle Walk: The sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.

Thursday, September 21
2:00 pm – Plants in the Park: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on medicinal and edible plants found in Sitka National Historical Park.
3:00 pm – Cultural Landscapes: Join Ranger Peter Gorman for a tour and discussion of how human history is interwoven with the varied landscapes of Sitka National Historical Park.
7:00 pm – The Bear Facts: Join Biologist Geof Smith and Ranger AnnPatrice Hudson to learn more about the unique brown bears of Baranof Island.

Friday, September 22
2:00 pm – Forest Walk: Join a ranger for a tour of the park’s temperate rain forest.
3:00 pm – Salmon: Join a ranger for a talk on the salmon in Southeast Alaska’s nature, culture and history, with a walk to Indian River to see the spawning fish.

Saturday, September 23
2:00 pm – Ravens: Join a ranger to see and learn about the park’s ravens – both the big black birds and Yeil, Raven of Native myth and legend.
3:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, September 26
2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Did You Know?

Map of Alaska and the continental United States

On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the Union. The 49-star American flag was flown in Sitka for the first time on July 4 of that year.