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Music and Marine Ecology @ Fort Ross

Music and Marine Ecology

Saturday April 9, 2016

Fort Ross State Historic Park Visitor Center Auditorium

Refreshments available from 1:30 on
Concert runs between 2pm and 4 PM

Join us in supporting Fort Ross Conservancy’s Marine Ecology Program with
an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres and music brought to you by the women
of Kitka and Kedry!

Kitka <> is an American women's vocal arts ensemble
inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe.
Dedicated to developing new audiences for music rooted in Balkan, Slavic,
and Caucasian women's vocal traditions, Kitka also strives to expand the
boundaries of folk song as a living and evolving expressive art form.

Russian House Kedry <> generously brings Fort Ross to
life during our festivals each season with interactive celebrations
including traditional Russian folk songs, dances, rituals, games, crafts
and baking.


tickets include park entrance fees, coffee and tea service and a wonderful
selection of locally made hors d’oeuvres. Wine and champagne will be
available for an additional donation to the Marine Ecology Program. Tickets
also available the day of event at the Visitor Center.

Fort Ross Conservancy’s Marine Ecology Program
<> (MEP) offers a wonderful
opportunity for youth to learn about local marine ecology as they hike the
coastline of Fort Ross State Historic Park, interact with and observe
marine species, and enjoy optional camping on the beautiful Sonoma Coast.
Middle and high school students spend one or two days immersed in the
day-to-day tasks of a marine biologist. They will learn the proper way to
conduct themselves around wildlife, be introduced to the intricacies of
data protocols and collection, and observe the abundant marine life. By
experiencing first hand what it means to be a citizen scientist, we hope to
encourage a deeper appreciation of marine science and nature -- and we hope
these students will continue to focus on marine stewardship and the
environmental sciences. FRC provides this program to students on a sliding
scale to ensure access to all communities.

“KITKA’s songs are hauntingly beautiful, simple, yet otherworldly. The rich
sound these women produce resonates as if energized by the universe itself,
as if it were calling all live beings and still matter into togetherness
and unity.”


Buy your tickets today and help us keep this wonderful Marine Ecology
Program alive for future youth! For more info, contact Special Events &
Marine Ecology Program Manager Sondra Hunter at or

Brought to you by Fort Ross Conservancy

19005 Coast Highway One

Jenner, CA 95450

Earlier Event: April 3