Denali: The High One (Geology of the Mountain)
Denali National Park and Preserve hosts the tallest mountain in North America. It can be hard to get here, but you can bring Denali into your classroom instead!
The education staff at Denali can visit your classroom for free via the internet if your school has the ability to use Skype. Using a videoconferencing connection, our rangers will spend an hour teaching your class about Denali's amazing natural resources using interactive lessons and activities.
Pre-conference activity takes about 1 hour, Skype conference runs ~ 60 minutes.
- Denali Geology - Teacher Guide
- Denali Geology - Student Reading
- Denali Geology - Pre-activity
- Denali Geology - Post-activity
- Denali Geology - Additional Resources
- "Climbing Denali" - 4 minute video clip
How to Participate
How to register:
Registration begins October 15, 2012. Spaces are limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by downloading this form, filling it out, and emailing it us (preferable) or sending it via fax or mail.
Programs are available Monday - Friday from November 12-December 14, 2012.
Schedule for fall 2012 school year:
Note: Please be aware that Alaska is in the Alaska Time Zone and follows daylight savings time changes. Programs cannot start any earlier than 9 a.m. in the Alaska Time Zone, which means programs for schools in Eastern Time cannot start before 1 p.m., Central Time 12 noon, Mountain Time 11 a.m., and Pacific Time 10 a.m. Please consider this when listing your available times on the registration form.
- Grade Levels:
- Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
- Earth Science, Geography, geology, Glaciers, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Science, Tectonics
- National/State Standards:
- National Science Education Standards/Framework:
ESS1.C: THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH (if the geologic timeline extension activity is completed)
ESS2.A: EARTH MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS
ESS2.C: THE ROLES OF WATER IN EARTH’S SURFACE PROCESSES
- geology, metereology, weather, glaciers, earth science, tectonics, physical education, physical science, subduction, geography