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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park - September 9-15

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Date: September 7, 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 9-15 are as follows:

Saturday, September 9
2:00 pmBattle Walk: Join a ranger for a guided walk to the sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804. 3:00 pmCarved 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 10
2:00 pmCarved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
3:00 pmTrees 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 11
2:00 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.
3:00 pmCarved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, September 12

2:00 pmBattle Walk: The sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.

3:00 pmForest Walk: Join a ranger for a tour of the park’s temperate rain forest.

 

Wednesday, September 13

2:00 pm Flora of Sitka: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on the plant life in the park and in the Sitka area.

3:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

 

Thursday, September 14

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.

7:00 pmThe Park’s Seldom-Seen Treasures: Join Ranger Peter Gorman for this special evening program at the Visitor Center, marking the 100th anniversary of the Antiquities Act with a showing of artifacts and art not generally on public view, with stories from the Park’s history.

 

Friday, September 15

12:00 noonCarved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

2:00 pmSalmon: 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.

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.

Did You Know?

Photograph of a brown bear

Brown and grizzly bears are classified as the same species. Brown bears found inland and in northern habitats are often called “grizzlies” while “brown bear” is used to refer to animals found in coastal areas.