Murie Science and Learning Center Hosts Special Presentation on National Parks
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583
The public is invited to join award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker Dayton Duncan for a behind-the-scenes look at his new PBS film about the history of America's national parks on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) in Denali National Park and Preserve. The MSLC is located at Mile 1.3 on the Denali Park Road.
The documentary, entitled “ America’s Best Idea: Our National Parks” is a collaborative effort with Ken Burns. For more information about the film and Dayton Duncan visit www.florentinefilms.com.
The Murie Science and Learning Center is a collaboration between Denali National Park and Preserve, seven other Alaska national parks and several park partners to promote scientific research to aid park managers and provide science-based education programs and information to students, educational institutions, and the visiting public.
For more information about this free presentation call the Murie Science and Learning Center at (907) 683-1269.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Mount McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.