Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2010 Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 683-1269.
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Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.