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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2010 Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Date: December 7, 2009
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

With funding from Alaska Geographic, the Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers for accredited trainings and seminars taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve. These field-based courses are small group intensives that expose teachers to science, research, and educational opportunities using Denali as their classroom. Most courses are three days in length. Professional development credit (1-3 hours) is made available through the University of Alaska. For additional information and an application visit the Murie Science and Learning Center website at www.murieslc.org. The application deadline is January 4, 2010.

The courses available for the 2010 scholarships are:

Teacher Trainings:
Geology of Denali (July 19-21)
Science Writing in the Heart of Denali (June 28 - July 1)
iMovie: Movie-making & Podcasting in Denali (July 7-9)

Field Seminars:
Birds of Denali (June 4-6)
Geology of the Nenana Canyon (June 12-13)
High Country Wildflowers for Beginners (June 14-16)
High Country Wildflowers: A Closer Look (June 18-20)
Knowledge informs Art: Drawing inspiration from Denali (June 21-23)
Denali’s Large Mammals (July 25-27)
Wildlife Tracking & Signs (July 2-4)
Drawing Denali’s Wildlife (July 9-11)
The Science of Fly-Fishing (July 17-18)
Wolves of Denali (July 26-28)
Denali Field Journaling (July 30–August 1)
Bears of Denali (August 2-4)
Landscape Painting (August 5-8)
Searching for Denali’s Dinosaurs: Backcountry Citizen Science (August 9-12)
Predators and Prey (August 13-15)
Turning Tundra: How Plants & Animals Prepare for Winter (August 27-29)

The Murie Science and Learning Center is a collaborative between the National Park Service and several non-governmental partners. Alaska Geographic is the major funding source for the center. The center’s mission is to provide research, discovery, and learning opportunities within northern Alaska National Parks to promote understanding, appreciation, and caring for our national and cultural heritage. For additional information or questions email courses@murieslc.org or call (907) 683-1269.

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