National Refuge Visitor Center is offering two extra programs for the public
during the summertime. On Thursdays, sit down with some coffee with a ranger,
and on Saturdays, enjoy hikes suitable for kids of all ages - including the
grown up ones.
a Ranger is led by Caryn Hacker, who is an interpretive park ranger for the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
the talks can cover more advanced subjects, but it should be appropriate for,
say, a bright middle-schooler and older kids.
Hacker serves is roasted exclusively for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge by
the Kodiak Island Coffee Company.
tomorrow, Hacker will be talking about commercial, sport, and subsistence
fishing. Next week you can dive
into the world of the aquatic and marine species inhabiting our neighbor, the
Saturdays, the whole family can enjoy spending time outdoors with Dana Lindaur,
a volunteer with the refuge, as she leads the Happy Trails program.
Groups will meet at different locations on the road
system each Saturday at 1 p.m. The schedule is on a poster at the refuge
visitor center downtown.
Saturday's Happy Trails will be at Miller Point out at Fort Abercrombie, where
you can have a whale of a good time learning about the giant mammals that
migrate through Kodiak's waters. Next week, it's the Many Marvels of Mud out at
the Buskin Beach pavilion.