The group gather in the meeting space of the Totem Square Inn for program registration followed by dinner and orientation.Dinner: Dinner in hotel meeting space.Lodging: Totem Square InnMeals Included: Dinner
The Sitka Sound Science Center is uniquely qualified to provide unparalleled access for research and education programs in the Gulf of Alaska, Eastern Pacific Ocean, and North American Coastal Temperate Rainforests. The Science Center builds upon Sitka’s legacy as a research and educational community. Sitka has a maritime tradition and commercial, charter, sport, and subsistence fishing all still play vital roles in the economy and culture of our community. Your help in keeping this facility in good shape will go far in continuing this facilities important role.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: After dinner is free time to take advantage of the long evenings. It is light until well after 10 pmLodging: Totem Square InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The park preserves the site of a watershed battle between invading Russian traders and the local Tlingit population. The park offers a chance to see Tlingit and Haida totem poles and the restored Russian Bishop’s House which tells the story of Russia’s little known colonial legacy in North America.
Lunch: Catered lunches will range from soups to wrapsAfternoon: After lunch tasks will be assigned at the Sitka Science Center or its partner on the campus: the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Sitka Fine Arts Camp provides youth with the opportunity to develop artistic interests and skills from nationally-recognized instructors in visual arts, music, dance, theater, writing, and Alaska Native Arts. Tasks may include helping with the upkeep of the buildings or work on the campus grounds. Your help will support this important mission of continuing the arts based education of students from all over the country.
Free time to relax before dinner.Dinner: Dinner at hotel or location to be determined.Evening: Free time to enjoy what Sitka has to offer.Lodging: Totem Square InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center provides medical treatment to 100-200 injured bald eagles and other birds. Their goal is to release these birds back into the wild; some, however, are injured so severely they could not survive in the wild even after rehabilitation. These birds may join their Raptors-in-Residence, providing excitement and education for more than 36,000 annual visitors and 15,000 schoolchildren around the country.
Your help in getting the facility ready for the summer visitor's season will help to make the education of the public continue. Tasks may include painting, cage cleaning, outdoor plant cleanup or labeling (weather dependent).Lunch: Lunch provided at the science center.Afternoon: We will divide into two groups with group 1 working on Raptor Center projects. These jobs will be assigned based on the needs of the center. Volunteers at the center contribute by cleaning the mews to helping out in the business office and maintaining the Center's facilities. Group 2 will return to the Fine Arts Camp to continue with projects at that location.Dinner: Free time and dinner on your own. Suggestions will be offered by your group leader.Lodging: Totem Square InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch