Distance Learning

Denali is an environment of extreme temperatures, tall mountains, glacial landscapes, and more. The climate and landscape might be very different from where you live. Do you wish you could bring your class to Denali? If we're far from you, take part in the next best thing by bringing Denali to your classroom!

Our free, interactive presentations are available annually from early November through mid-March (with breaks around some major holidays). Registration begins on October 1st. If you would like to use the Denali experience to enhance your curriculum, please see our offerings below. Our programs are designed to meet national teaching standards and are appropriate for students in grades 3 - 6.

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  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Ask an Alaskan - Living and Working in Denali

    a man and woman in winter gear snowshoeing

    Our educators have a wealth of knowledge about Denali National Park and Preserve and great stories about living in Alaska.  Tap into this engaging information through an informal question and answer session. Topics can cover the flora, fauna, glaciers, geology, biology, and cultural history of Denali, as well as life in rural Alaska, careers in the National Park Service, and more.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (5 ratings)

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Glaciers, Landscapes, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Varies depending upon subject
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Denali: The High One (Geology of the Mountain)

    Image of Denali, tinged pink with alpenglow, with Wonder Lake in the foreground

    This program focuses on the dynamic geologic processes - subduction, uplift and erosion - that created North America's tallest mountain. Students investigate why Denali is so big, how it influences the weather, and whether glaciers are succeeding at making the mountain smaller.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (7 ratings)

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    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
    Keywords:
    geology, metereology, weather, glaciers, earth science, tectonics, physical education, physical science, subduction, geography
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    The Science of Sled Dogs

    Five Alaskan huskies pulling a sled, ranger, in winter

    Students explore the adaptations - behaviors, forms (anatomy) and functions (physiology) - that make Denali's sled dogs well-suited to living and working in subarctic winter conditions.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (26 ratings)

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Climate, Ecology, Environment, Geography, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Transportation
    National/State Standards:
    National Science Education Standards/Framework

    LS3.A Inheritance of Traits

    LS3.B: Variation of Traits

    LS4.C: Adaptations
    Keywords:
    sled dogs, dogs, adaptations, sub-arctic, cold, fur, countercurrent circulation, circulatory system