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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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

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Date: January 30, 2008
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

The Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers to participate in accredited trainings and seminars taking place in summer 2008 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. Participants stay at a remote field camp in Denali and explore the park by vehicle and hiking excursions. Professional development credit (1-3 hours) is made available through the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the University of Alaska-Southeast. For additional information and an application visit the Murie Science and Learning Center website at www.murieslc.org. The application deadline is February 24, 2008.

The courses available for the 2008 scholarships are:

Teacher Trainings:

  • Using iMovie to Capture Interest in Science (June 16-18)
  • Science Writing in the Heart of Denali (June 19-22)
  • Denali Dinosaurs (June 30-July 2)
  • The World of Wolves (July 21-23)

Field Seminars:

  • Geology of the Nenana Canyon (June 7-8)
  • High Country Wildlfowers: A Closer Look (June 13-15)
  • Ecology of Birds (June 23-25)
  • Dall Sheep and their Predators (June 27-29)
  • Denali’s Large Mammals (July 4-6)
  • Denali Wildlife: A Family Seminar (July 7-9)
  • The Science of Fly-Fishing (July 11-13)
  • Denali Field Journaling (July 28-30)
  • Geology of Denali (August 1-3)
  • Bears of Denali (August 4-6)
  • Denali Wildlife: A Family Seminar (August 8-10)
  • Denali Dinosaurs: Family Field Seminar (August 11-13)
  • Ecology of Migratory Birds (August 25-28)

The Murie Science and Learning Center is a collaborative effort of the National Park Service with several non-governmental partners. 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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