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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2009 Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Date: December 5, 2008
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:

Teacher Trainings:

Subarctic Science, Sustainability, & Students: Building Bridges (July 6-8)
The World of Wolves (July 20-22)
Science Writing in the Heart of Denali (July 27-30)

Field Seminars:

Geology of the Nenana Canyon (June 6&7)
High Country Wildflowers for Beginners (June 8-10)
High Country Wildflowers: A Closer Look (June 12-14)
Knowledge informs Art: Drawing inspiration from Denali (June 15-17)
Landscape Painting (June 18-21)
Ecology of Birds (June 22-25)
Dall Sheep and Their Predators (June 26-28)
Wildlife Tracking (July 3-5)
Denali’s Large Mammals (July 10-12)
The Science of Fly-Fishing (July 24-26)
Pioneers of Denali: Creation of Mt. McKinley National Park (July 31–August 2)
Denali Field Journaling (August 7-9)
Bears of Denali (August 3-5)
Geology of Denali (August 10-12)
Turning Tundra: Denali’s Plants & Animals Prepare for Winter (August 28-30)

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 courses@murieslc.org or call (907) 683-1269.

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