The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Denali National Park & Preserve was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
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
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
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
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
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