Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park - September 9-15
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
Sunday, September 10
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, September 12
2:00 pm – Battle Walk: The sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.
3:00 pm – Forest 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 pm – The 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 noon – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
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 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?
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.