For People Who Work With The Public
Visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve meet a wide variety of Interpreters, whether they are called naturalists, guides, or group leaders, as well as business and community members when they come to the park on a trip. The people visitors encounter enrich their experience in and around Denali, helping to provide them with memories for a lifetime.
This page is designed to provide resources for group leaders, naturalists, hiking guides, hotel staff, drivers, raft guides, flightseeing pilots, Bed & Breakfast owners, and anyone else who may routinely work with visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Celebrating the Wilderness Act
“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”About a third of Denali is Congressionally-designated Wilderness. Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the act when guiding your guests and clients in Denali this year. Download our Wilderness Act Messaging Guide to:
A Selection of Natural and Cultural Park Information
Tips and Tools for Creating Effective Interpretive Programs
Key Things You Should Know About the Park's Purposes and Goals
Training, Coaching, and Development Opportunities
Attend Denali "Resource Days" to learn about current scientific research in the park.
Check here for updates on training opportunities in Denali. Support materials from skill development courses will also be posted here. For questions about training, coaching, or other Interpretation skill development courses contact the park's Division of Interpretation.
Want to learn more about interpretation?
There are many resources available online to help develop interpretive skills. Explore online courses about creating interpretive programs. Skills gained through the courses help interpreters hone their skills whether presenting a talk, walk, hike, bus tour, or narrated plane flight.
Did You Know?
The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing. Large glaciers are receding, permafrost is melting and woody plants are spreading. Comparison of "then-and-now" photographs and data from major vegetation monitoring should allow detection, understanding and potential management of these changes.