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.
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?
Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.