Join us every Second Sunday through September for a special presentation, kids' activities, tours and more!
June 12th: Come watch the film screening of "People of the Whale" presented by Rose High Bear, Executive Director at Wisdom of the Elders and learn more about the Inupiag peoples.
12 - 4pm: Plankhouse Tours and Kids' Activities ongoing throughout the event.
1pm “People of the Whale"”
Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine, or Alaskan Athabascan), will discuss her organization’s Climate and Native Wisdom documentary series and screen “People of the Whale”, a short documentary featuring the Inupiaq peoples. This film will share Inupiaq perspectives on unprecedented climate issues being experienced in Alaska along with their rich cultural arts.
Rose will also provide an update on two new documentary films being produced as part of the series focusing on treasured Native American elders, scientists and cultural leaders from the Pacific Coast and other parts of Oregon.
2:30pm: Ethnobotany Hike
Join a Refuge Naturalist for a walk on the Oaks to Wetlands Trail. (2 mile hike on moderately uneven terrain.)
The Second Sunday Series is brought to you through a partnership between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
Learn more about this event and other programs on the Refuge that are presented in collaboration with the Friends.