Registration Open for 2014 Field Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
DENALI PARK, Alaska: A wide variety of field-based, active learning courses taking place this summer in Denali National Park and Preserve are now available for reservation.These unique,
in depth experiences immerse adults and youth into Denali National Park and Preserve for periods of three to five days.
Course topics range from archaeology to landscape painting to wildflower identification. New courses in 2014 include: Mushrooms of Denali, Glaciology Citizen Science, and Women in Wilderness. Professional development credit is available for all courses.A complete list of classes and registration is available at www.murieslc.organd www.alaskageographic.org or by calling 907-683-6432. The courses are coordinated through the Murie Science and Learning Center by Alaska Geographic, a non-profit partner of the National Park Service.
Most courses are based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center Field Camp, located 29 miles inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. From this spectacular location participants explore the park's diverse environments. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a common dining tent.
The Murie Science and Learning Center (M SLC), hosted at Denali National Park and Preserve, consists of many partnerships focused on increasing the effectiveness and communication of science in the national parks. The MSLC provides research, discovery, and learning opportunities within arctic and subarctic National Parks to promote appreciation and caring for our natural and cultural heritage. These Alaska Geographic courses are just one of the MSLC's many services.
Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes – links to these social media sites are available at www.nps.gov/dena.
Did You Know?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.