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    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park (September 2-8)

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Date: August 31, 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 2-8 are as follows:

Saturday, September 2
2:00 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.
3:00 pm
– Nature Walk: Join a park ranger for a guided walk through the park, focused on the natural history of this temperate rain forest and the tidelands.

Sunday, September 3
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.
3:00 pm
– Sea Otters: Join Ranger Annpatrice Hudson for a program on these marine mammals whose pelts were the reason for the founding of Sitka.

Monday, September 4, Labor Day
2:00 pm – Bentwood Box Demonstration:
Join a ranger demonstrating bentwood box construction, design and traditional uses.
3:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, September 5
2:00 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
3:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Wednesday, September 6
12:00
noon – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
2:00 pm – Eagles: Join ranger Amy Salinas in an exploration of the world of the magnificent bald eagle.
3:00 pm–Slugs of the Temperate Rain Forest: Ranger John Hallum will lead an interpretive walk focusing on these creatures of the park and featuring his slug corral.

Thursday, September 7
2:00 pm – Carved History
: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
3:00 pm – Plants in the Park: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on medicinal and edible plants found in Sitka National Historical Park.
7:00 pm – Eagles: Join ranger Amy Salinas for this evening program on the significance of the American bald eagle in Tlingit culture and in American society. In the Visitor Center Theater.

Friday, September 8
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.

Did You Know?

Map of Alaska and the continental United States

With 570,374 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States. It stretches 2,400 miles east-to-west and 1,420 miles north-to-south.