Denali Discovery Camp (June 24 - 28, 2013)
In its tenth year, DBA is a partnership program of Denali Education Center and the National Park Service through the Murie Science & Learning Center. Registration opens at 9a on April 22nd. Denali Borough residents and students who attend Susitna Valley High School will be given preference. Non-locals will be put on a list and added on May 6th as space allows.
Denali-Susitna Exploration Camp (July 15 - 19, 2013)
Exploration Camp offers middle and high-school students from the Northern Susitna Valley the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural history of the Denali area. In 2013, participants will take part in a week-long archaeology field school during which they will help NPS researchers excavate historic structures in downtown Talkeetna. Denali-Susitna Exploration Camp is run as a partnership between the Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District and the National Park Service through the Murie Science and Learning Center.
Dinosaur Camp: A Family Adventure (June 29 - July 1, 2013)
Dinosaurs once roamed Denali's landscape! Join Alaska Geographic on this family exploration into Denali's prehistoric past. By investigating the geologic history, we'll be learning about the plants, animals and climate of this area as it might have looked 65 million years ago. We'll visit known fossil sites and perhaps even find a new fossil or two! This camp is specifically designed for families with children 8 years and older. Visit Alaska Geographic's course page to register.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Denali National Park and Preserve is home to both black bears and grizzly (brown) bears? Black bears inhabit the forested areas of the park, while grizzly bears mainly live on the open tundra. Almost all bears seen by visitors along the Park Road are grizzlies.