Parade of Species 2012!

The 11th Annual Parade of Species, hosted by the Sitka Conservation Society will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd.

Parade participants are invited to dress as their favorite animal or plant and join us at Totem Square at 2pm. The parade will begin at 2:15pm when we will gallop, slither, swim, or fly down Lincoln Street to the Rasmusen Center on Sheldon Jackson Campus where a number of community organization will be hosting games and activities for the whole family!

Prizes will be awarded for: Best Use of Recycled Material, Most Creative, Most Realistic, and Best Local Animal.

Also, be sure to check out the SCS online event calendar to see all of the earth-related events going on around town in April.


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Thanks everyone for making the 2012 Parade of Species so much FUN! Check out the photos from the event on Facebook HERE.[/box]

Earth Day Timeline:

2:00pm - Gather at Totem Square
2:15pm - Announcements and line-up for the Parade
2:30pm - March down Lincoln Street to SJ Campus
3:00pm - Activities and games at Rasmusen Center, awards will be given for best costumes
4:30pm - Wrap up, head home for dinner, and start planning next year's costume!

Organizations Hosting Activities After the Parade:

US Forest Service

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Sitka Global Warming Group

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

National Park Service

Raptor Center


Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska-Way-of-Life 4H

Girl Scouts of Sitka

Sitka Conservation Society

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