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    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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    The Denali Park Road is currently open to Mile 30, Teklanika River. If wintry conditions occur, the road may close at some point closer to the park entrance. More »

Outdoors Education for Adults, Youth and Educators

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A field seminar group
photo courtesy of jessica brillhart
Field seminars

Each summer the Alaska Geographic Institute offers a full menu of active field seminars through the Murie Science and Learning Center. Seminars are limited to ten participants and are taught by distinguished biologists, botanists, geologists, authors, artists, and excellent naturalists.

Most courses are based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center Field Camp, located 29 miles inside the park along the Teklanika River. From this spectacular location participants set out daily to explore Denali's diverse environments. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a common dining tent. Learn more.

Summer camps, day programs and teacher trainings

In addition to field seminars, the Murie Science and Learning Center offers multi-day youth summer camps, professional development credit for educators through teacher trainings, and a variety of educational day programs. Learn more.

A field seminar group
A field seminar group, journaling
photo courtesy of jessica brillhart

Did You Know?

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In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.