Science Community Connections
Students in Sitka have many opportunities to work with scientists and explore sceintific inquiry grounded in practice both through the school district and through community based organizations.
Sitka Conservation Society (SCS)
- Fish 2 Schools: Fish 2 Schools is a program that provides locally caught fish for the school lunch program, along with educational programming at KGH and Blatchley.
- Sitka Way of Life 4H Club: The 4H club meets in the evenings and on the weekends to teach students local skills related to hunting, harvesting, food preparation, crafts, and navigation.
- Conservation Classroom: This year the SCS Jesuit Volunteer will be teaming up with a classroom at KGH to explore many of the ways that students can conserve and make environmentally sustainable choices in their everyday lives.
- Pre-K Palooza: Once a month the Science Center is inundated with young enthusiastic scientists. Classes visit the Science Center throughout the day to explore a different topic each month.
- B2: Be a Biologist: This is an after school program open to students grades 3-5. There will be two five-week sessions offered this fall to give students and opportunity to develop their love of science.
- Eco Explorers: This lunch program at Blatchley Middle School strives to support meaningful, outdoor connections to the natural environment and the amazing science community that exists in Sitka. The program is offered once a week.
- Science Mentor Program: This program has infiltrated many of the resource management and professional science organizations (Sitka Conservation Society, US Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, UAS, etc) in Sitka to connect Sitka High School students with a science mentor. These student/mentor pairs pursue a research project throughout the school year.
- Sitka High GIS: The Science Center is pairing up with two high school students from SHS to complete a community-based GIS project this fall. The students have learned GPS and GIS mapping skills and are seeking to complete a project, which will be meaningful to the environment and community, through their spatial analysis skills.
- Scientists in the Schools (Sitka Whale Fest)
- Taking AME