Denali for Local Educators
Denali Days -- In the Park
A Park Ranger will help your class learn more about Denali while you are on a field trip to the Northside. These programs are offered to K-6 students who have had a "Denali Days" Park Ranger in their classroom and are from the following local Alaskan communities: Anderson, Cantwell, Healy, Nenana, Nikolai, McGrath, Talkeetna, Tanana, Trapper Creek, and Willow. Homeschooled students from these communities may also be eligible. Programs are typically two-hours in length and focus on biological or physical sciences. Visits generally occur in March-April.
Denali Days -- In the Classroom
A Park Ranger will visit your K-6 class to teach students about the biological or physical sciences relevant to Denali. Programs are typically one-hour in length, during the Fall and Spring, and we strive to coordinate delivering multiple programs across several grades at one school, during one day. These programs are offered to the following local Alaskan communities: Anderson, Cantwell, Healy, Nenana, Nikolai, McGrath, Talkeetna, Tanana, Trapper Creek, and Willow. Homeschooled students from these communities as well as preschool groups may also be eligible.
Citizen Science: Alaska Lake Ice and Snow Observation Network (ALISON)
This in-depth winter-long program is coordinated with the grade 5 students of the Tri-Valley School, Healy, AK. The study site and lake ice project is available for other education groups to visit and participate in data collection, by advanced appointment only.
Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.