Visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve meet a wide variety of Interpreters, whether they are called naturalists, guides, or group leaders, as well as business and community members when they come to the park on a trip. The people visitors encounter enrich their experience in and around Denali, helping to provide them with memories for a lifetime.
This page is designed to provide resources for group leaders, naturalists, hiking guides, hotel staff, drivers, raft guides, flightseeing pilots, Bed & Breakfast owners, and anyone else who may routinely work with visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve.
There are many resources available online to help develop interpretive skills. The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) offers online courses and webinars. NAI also offers a 32-hour Certified Interpretive Guide course that combines the theoretical foundations with practical skills. More information can be found on NAI's website.
Attend Denali's Science and Stewardship Symposium to learn about current scientific research in the park at the beginning of each summer season.
For information or other written support materials about training, coaching, or other interpretation skill development courses, contact the park's Division of Interpretation.
For many of these books, contact our non-profit partner Alaska Geographic (or your local bookseller) to purchase a copy.
Last updated: November 7, 2023