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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park

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Date: August 24, 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 August 26-September 1 are as follows:

Saturday, August 26
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 – 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, August 27
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.

Monday, August 28
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: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, August 29
2:00 pm – Forest Walk: Join Ranger John Hallum 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.

Wednesday, August 30
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 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska

Thursday, August 31
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 – What is a Potlatch?: Join Ranger George Bennett in the Visitor Center Auditorium for this program on the place of the Potlatch in Tlingit culture.

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