NPS Centennial

Not only does the National Park Service turn 100 in 2016 -- Denali itself has it's one hundredth birthday in early 2017! Learn more about Denali's centennial anniversary


Ongoing Ways to Celebrate

Whether you live near Denali or far away, consider taking part in one of these ongoing activities to celebrate the 100th-anniversary of the National Park Service, and to get excited for next year's Denali centennial.

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  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Winter Luminary Ski

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Join us at the Murie Science and Learning Center (Winter Visitor Center) to ski, snowshoe, or stroll on a snowy winter’s night down a trail lit by luminaria. More

    Time:
    4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Murie Science and Learning Center
    Fees:
    Free

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Denali National Park & Preserve is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

 

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Call to Action Projects 

  • Denali Science School Bring Students to Denali to Explore and Learn

    a ranger points to a thermometer while a girl writes the temperature

    During the fall of 2015, the Murie Science and Learning Center is bringing Alaskan fifth and sixth-grade classes into Denali on three-day, overnight field trips. During Denali Science School, students learn about how park rangers use science to protect and showcase this special place. The students conduct investigations, participate in discussions and collaborative activities, play games, hike, and grow as individuals by experiencing new and exciting things. Read more

  • Alaskan Students Spend a Week Job-Shadowing in Denali

    Students use a radio antenna to search for a wolf collar with a park ranger

    In September 2015, Denali National Park and Preserve offered local teens a behind-the-scenes tour of their own backyard. During the Intensives program, 50 8th and 9th grade students from Susitna Valley High School spent three days exploring why Denali is so special. The students shadowed many types of rangers, and in doing so, experienced first-hand the challenges of managing this spectacular and complex place. Read more

  • Students receive a ticket to ride to discover Denali National Park and Preserve

    A group of students and instructors smiling while riding a bus

    In August and September of 2014, Denali National Park and Preserve hosted two separate programs that brought students from the local community and across the state into the park for hands-on experiential learning experiences. Read more

  • Murie Science and Learning Center Program of Research Fellowships

    Two man stand on a grassy hillside taking a picture with a camera on a tripod

    The National Park Service is committed to supporting the professional development of young scientists. The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), located within and operated by Denali National Park and Preserve, achieves this goal by providing financial support for graduate students through its Program of Research Fellowships. The Fellowships are available to students conducting research in any of Alaska's eight northern national parks. Read more

  • Denali’s Bug Bioblitz provided chances for active learning and scientific discoveries

    Park ranger smiles as she watches a child looking into a magnifying box

    In July, 2014, seven arthropod researchers from across the United States journeyed to Denali National Park and Preserve to take part in the Park's first ever "Bug Bioblitz". The goals of this citizen science event were to increase our knowledge about insect diversity in Denali and to engage the public in research side-by-side with scientists. Read more

A Call to Action Projects for Denali National Park & Preserve

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PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(907) 683-9532
General park information. The phone is answered 9 am - 4 pm daily, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message with your number and we'll call you back as soon as we finish helping the visitor on the line ahead of you.

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