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2016 Rainforest Festival Event Schedule

Thursday, September 8

12:05 -12:55 Lunch Brown Bag Talk: “Eat, Heal or Dye: Botanical Secrets from the Tongass”
                       Karen Dillman, USFS - Public Library Community Room

3:30 – 5:00   Kids’ Event: “Diving for Science” with Jeff Meucci and Joe Stratman, ADF&G - State Float Plane Dock

7:00 – 9:00   Keynote Presentation:“LeConte Glacier” with Roman Motyka, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
                       and Film: “Bear Island”Wright Auditorium


Friday, September 9

12:05 – 12:55 Lunch Brown Bag Talk: “Foraging through the Year” with Corinne Conlon - Public Library Community Room

2:30 – 4:00    Kids’ Event: Leafy Rainforest Prints with Andrea Weathers - Public Library Community Room

                        pre-register at the library, grades 1-8, limit 20

6:00 – 8:00    Reception: Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show “Flight” - Clausen Memorial Museum
                        Show will run from September 9-17. Regular museum hours 10-5, Mon-Sat
                        Special festival hours: 1-5 on Sunday, September 11

Saturday, September 10

8:45 – 1:00   Field Trip: Leconte Glacier with Roman Motyka, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
                       Pre-register at Visitor’s Center $105, Limit 13, Whale Song Cruises -Meet at Petersburg Pilot office

8:00 – 5:00   Field Trip: Stikine River Berries and Mushrooms with Corinne Conlon
                       Breakaway Adventures - SOLD OUT - Meet at Banana Point with your rain gear, water and lunch

8:00 – 12:00 All-ages event: Sandy Beach bioblitz with Karen Dillman, USFS - help identify all the plants above high tide line
                  Meet at Sandy Beach park Shelter #1, free t-shirts for first 25 participants (sizes limited)

1:30 – 3:00   Workshop: Making Paper with Invasive Plants with Joni Johnson, USFS - Public Library Community Room

                       pre-register at the library, limit 12

2:00 – 4:00  Teen event: Explorations of Color and Natural Dyes with Karen Dillman, USFS - Community Garden: elementary school,
                      ages 13-18 years old

7:00 – 9:00  Coffee, Music and Poetry – with music by Nicole and Alec McMurren  

                       Bring original or favorite poems or short stories to share - Glacier Express Cafe - coffee and desserts for purchase


Sunday, September 11

8:00 – 5:00   Field Trip: Plein air on the (Stikine) River with Joe Viechnicki, Breakaway Adventures - SOLD OUT
                       Meet at Banana Point with your own materials, lunch, water, and rain gear

8:30 – 5:00   Field trip: Fall Flora and Fungi of Crystal Mountain with Karen Dillman, USFS    Kids 12 and up welcome.

                       Meet at the intersection of Woodpecker Cove Rd and Mitkof Hwy - Bring water, food, survival gear, proper boots.
                       Call or sign-up at the Visitor’s Center to provide contact information.

8:15 – 12:00 Field Trip: Foraging for Local Edible Foods with Corinne Conlon - Meet at the public library parking lot to car pool

1:00 – 4:00  Adult Workshop: Making Devil’s Club salve with Andrea Weathers - Public Library Community Room

                      pre-register at library, Class limit 20, $10 materials fee

2:00 – 4:00  Kids’ Event: Making nature print t-shirts with Eric Castro, USFS - Sandy Beach Park Shelter #1

                      Bring your own t-shirt or other printable cloth

6:30 – 9:00  Taste of the Rainforest wild foods dinner with Corinne Conlon and Amy O’Neill Houch - Upstairs at Sons of Norway*
                       Purchase tickets in advance at the Visitor’s Center, $75, Limit 40 - SOLD OUT

*Anticipated Menu!
Antipasti – Pickled Foraged Local Foods
First Course – Black Cod with Wild Mushroom Ragout
Soup Course – Autumn Halibut Vegetable Soup
Trou Normand – Coppa Rhubarb Sorbet
Main Course – Salmon with wild mushroom and foraged green pilaf and salad
Dessert – TBD, featuring local wild berries

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