Rainforest Festival Schedule 2021
(updated 9.11.21 - print handout version)
Links for all streaming and Zoom events without registration will go up on Facebook & akrainforestfest.org the morning of the event.
Registration for classes & events begins August 24 at 8:00am - www.psglib.org
Monday, Sept. 6 - Rainforest Run 10K & Half Marathon
Run for free or pay $20 and get a race t-shirt. Proceeds go to PHS Cross Country team.
Check in/Register at Sandy Beach
Walkers start @ 8:00 / Runners start @ 9:00
For more information contact Julie Walker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing all weekend
Sept. 9 -13 Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show “Nature and You”
Clausen Memorial Museum 10am-5pm M-Sat
Opening & 2021 Ephemeral Art Slideshow: Friday, Sept.10 from 5pm-7pm
Sept. 9-12 “Tongass Treasures” Geocaching - created by Kinder Skog
Community members are invited to hit the trails and track down hidden Tongass Treasure geocaches throughout Petersburg. Caches have been filled with goodies and fun facts courtesy of Kinder Skog participants. Remember, for each found cache, if you take one treasure -leave one treasure. After you add your name to the log, the entire cache should be placed back where it was found. The geocache app allows you to log found caches and add notes. Instructions. App link. Happy geocaching!
Sept. 10 Ephemeral Art Show
Experience outdoor artwork created in nature from nature. Here is the list of artists and locations. Most art will remain in place until it returns to nature.
Thursday, September 9
Noon Zoom Brown Bag Talk: “People and Bears in Petersburg” with Frank Robbins, ADF&G
2:45-4pm Kids Event: Be a Wildlife Biologist with Frank Robbins, ADF&G
Ages 8-12. Free. Sandy Beach Shelter #1
3:30-4:30pm Field trip: Muskeg Walk with Mary Clemens/Karen Dillman (USFS)
Free. Meet at ballfield by the skate park
7:00pm Keynote talk: "Protect What You Love" with Naomi Michalsen, Kassei
Plants as food and medicine have the power to bring people and families together to share knowledge, build strength,
and nourish each other. Learn about respectful harvesting guidelines that can be the beginning of an ongoing discussion
on protecting what we love.
Remote access to the keynote talk available for those that can’t attend in person.
Contact Avery at email@example.com for the link
Free. Wright Auditorium, masks and social distancing required
Friday, September 10
10am-12pm Field Trip: The Mighty Muskeg (morning: identifying & gathering) with Naomi Michalsen
plus Sharing Our Gifts (afternoon: hands-on processing workshop from 2-4pm)
Ages 16+. Limit 12. Pre-registration required. $90-nonrefundable for both sessions. Meet @ library.
Noon Zoom Brown Bag Talk: "Rainforest Pollinators" with Joni Johnson, USFS
2:30-4pm Kids Event: Kids Nature Journaling with Kim McNett
Kids 3rd- 5th grade. Limit 20. Pre-registration required. Free. Helmi Jensen Community Room
2-4pm Sharing Our Gifts – transforming the harvest, hands-on workshop with Naomi Michalsen
Ages 16+. Limit 6. Pre-registration required. $50-nonrefundable. Activity Rm. Parks & Rec..
5-7pm Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show “Nature and You”
Opening & 2021 Ephemeral Art Slideshow
Clausen Memorial Museum, Displayed through 9.13
Saturday, September 11
9:00-9:45am Introduction to Nature Journaling Presentation with Kim McNett
Free. Helmi Jensen Community Room (enter through back door) - Public Library & live streaming
10am-2pm Field trip: Adult Nature Journaling with Kim McNett
Ages 16+, limited to 12 people, Pre-registration required. $60 – nonrefundable
Covered area on Blind River Rapids loop, meet at library to carpool.
Bring own materials including a #2 pencil and a plain 8x10 or 5x7 sketch pad, lunch, raingear, folding chair or pad.
Noon Zoom Brown Bag Talk: “Frogs and Fungus: Tongass amphibians and pathogens” with Eric Castro, USFS
1:30-3pm Kids event: Beach Treasure Hunt with Sunny Rice
Prizes for top finishers. Ages 5+. Free. Sandy Beach Shelter #1
3:30-4:30pm Open Studio with Kim McNett
Bring your nature journals to share. With your permission photos may be taken for a slideshow display.
Free. Helmi Jensen Community Room - Public Library
If you can't attend in person, please feel free to share your day's journaling by sending photos to akrainforestfestival.org
by 6pm today 9.11.21.
3:30-5:30pm Rainforest Writers Workshop with Orin Pierson
A creative writing workshop for writers of any experience level, involving writing new material using prompts and
sharing and responding in a small group. Limit 7. Pre-registration required. Free. Sandvik Room, Public Library
6-8pm Porch Music - an outdoor musical event - Petersburg Art Council & Rainforest Festival
Experience a variety of musical performances as you rotate past seven outdoor locations around Hammer Slough.
Pre-register your group (of up to 6 people.) Deadline September 7.
Sunday, September 12
9am-12pm Adult “Focus on Fungi” Collect, ID, Draw with Kim McNett
Ages 16+. Limit 12. Pre-registration required. $45 non-refundable. Sandy Beach Shelter 1
Bring sketch pad and #2 pencil, rain gear, food and water.
3:30–5pm Virtual/Zoom cooking class: “Syrups, Shrubs, and Flavorings” with Christina Sargent
Family friendly. Limit 10 pods / people. Kids under 10 must have an adult working with them.
Pre-registration required by Sept. 10. Free. You provide your own supplies.
7:00pm Virtual reading with Rainforest Writers
An evening of local writers sharing their work hosted by Orin Pierson of the Rainforest Writers creative writing
Audience – please pre-register to receive the Zoom link to attend.
Writers – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to read