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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs at Sitka National Historical Park (July 15-21)

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Date: July 13, 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 July 15-21 are as follows:

Saturday, July 15
12:00 noon – Sea Otters: Join Ranger Annpatrice Hudson for a program on these marine mammals whose pelts were the reason for the founding of Sitka.
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. This program is expected to last approximately 45 minutes.
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.

Sunday, July 16
2:00 pm – Battle Walk: The sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.
3:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Monday, July 17
1:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
2:00 pm – Nature Walk: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on the natural history of the Park.
3:00 pm – Battle Walk: The sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804

Tuesday, July 18
1:00 pm – Bentwood Boxes: Join a ranger demonstrating bentwood box construction, design and traditional uses.
2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
3:00 pm – Bears: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on Alaska’s bears, focusing on the local brown bear population in reality and in myth.

Wednesday, July 19
12:00 noon – Eagles: Join a park ranger in an exploration of the world of the magnificent bald eagle.
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, July 20
1:00 pm – Battle Walk: The sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.
2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
3:00 pm – Nature Walk: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on the natural history of the Park.
7:00 pm – Sitka at War: Join Ranger Jon Fish at the Visitor Center for this special program on the fortification of the Sitka area before and during WWII and the lasting effects of that military buildup on the town and on the park.

Friday, July 21
12:00 noon – Sea Otters: Join Ranger Annpatrice Hudson for a program on these marine mammals whose pelts were the reason for the founding of Sitka.
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.

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