Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2009 Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583
With funding provided by Alaska Geographic, the Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers to participate in accredited trainings and seminars taking place in summer 2009 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. For additional information and an application visit the Murie Science and Learning Center website at www.murieslc.org. The application deadline is January 4, 2009.
The courses available for the 2009 scholarships are:
The Murie Science and Learning Center is a collaborative effort of the National Park Service with 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 average temperatures over several decades have resulted in expansion of woody vegetation. If this warming trend continues, it will change Alaska's ecosystems and drastically alter the physical appearance of Denali's landscape, as treeline marches higher up the mountains.