The Murie Science and Learning Center is situated at the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve. The operations of the facility are funded and facilitated by the National Park Service, Alaska Geographic, and other partners who contribute to the overall mission. The MSLC is one of 19 Research Learning Centers operated by the Park Service nationwide. Research Learning centers seek to increase the amount of scientific research in the national parks and thus the effectiveness of science-informed decision making, and to make that science accessible to the public.
Murie Science and Learning Center Mission
The Murie Science and Learning Center provides research, discovery, and learning opportunities within arctic and subarctic National Parks to promote appreciation and caring for our natural and cultural heritage. MSLC consists of many strong partnerships focused on increasing the effectiveness and communication of research and science results in the national parks.
Murie Science and Learning Center Goals
- Promote understanding of how science benefits park management decisions.
- Promote and facilitate research of arctic and subarctic Alaskan national park ecosystems.
- Actively share scientific findings in a compelling and understandable way.
- Promote resource stewardship through partnerships.
Meet the Staff at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC)
The staff working in the MSLC come from many walks of life, all working together to bridge science, education and partnerships.
Check Out Our Facilities
Murie Science and Learning Center consists of the main building, dining facility and a remote field camp, which features six tent cabins (that sleep 24 total), a food storage facility and a yurt. The main building contains a large, dividable classroom with video-teleconferencing equipment, an exhibit area for year-round visitors, a conference room, and office space capable of hosting 15 partners, science educators, and researchers.
Field Camp Accommodations
Situated at mile 29 of the park road along the Teklanika River, the field camp provides convenient accommodations within the park for MSLC education courses and permitted researchers in Denali.
Learn about the history of the Muries, as well as the symbolism of the Murie Science and Learning Center logo.
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