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Explore SE Alaska's World War II legacy at the Friday Night Insight

The Alaska Hummingbird Festival continues


April 14, 2017
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Holding the World by the (SE) Panhandle: Alaska’s Strategic Place in WWII will be presented by Tongass National Forest Archaeologist Theresa Thibault on Friday, April 14. The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater, inside the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

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The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is also serving as the hub for a series of educational and creative events to promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska through April. Alaska Hummingbird Festival events include:

Birding at Ward Lake with Amy Russell and Leslie Swada. See, hear and learn to identify birds while walking around the lake. Bring binoculars and water, and dress for the weather. The walk begins at the Rotary Shelter (8 a.m., Saturday, April 15).  

A Tern's Journey with Travis Mason-Bushman at the Discovery Center. Take a globe-trotting journey with Arctic terns, one of earth's greatest travelers. (1 p.m., Saturday, April 15).  

The festival’s series of events continue through April 29. Scheduled activities include guided bird walks, the Friday Night Insights lecture series, and afternoon activities for youth and their families. All programs and activities are free to the public. See the entire schedule click here (pdf).

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the exhibits, purchase maps and America the Beautiful passes, and learn about the forest from an interpretive ranger on Friday’s in April. A variety of films exploring the natural and cultural history of Alaska will be played in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater upon request until 5 p.m.

Teachers are welcome to bring their classrooms for tours during this time or schedule a private tour Monday through Thursday by calling 907-228-6290. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is located at 50 Main Street in Ketchikan.

Summer hours begin in May, with the center open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee collection begins on May 1, with all areas requiring a $5.00 entrance fee. Local visitors may purchase a Discovery Center season pass for $15.00 which gets the cardholder and two others in for a daily visit from May 1-September 30, 2017.


Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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