Welcome to Denali Interpretation
The information on this page is for seasonal employees working at Denali as park rangers.
We look forward to your arrival.
Together, as the Denali Interpretive Team, we are entrusted with the awesome task of helping people discover their personal connections to this vast, intact ecosystem -- a place where we can still be awed by the immensity of the landscape, discover fresh wolf tracks and listen to the hoots of a great horned owl as we bask in the midnight sunlight. If you are a returnee, you already know that Denali is a special place. If you will be new to the park, be prepared to fall in love with a place that is still wild and dynamic.
Our advice for the summer:
We are honored to be working with such unique talented people. Travel well and see you soon.
Orientation Information, Training Materials and Resources
The following three courses are free and recommended for all Interpreters:
After taking the Foundations of Interpretation course there are three courses that are particularly useful for front-line Interpreters: Interpretive Talk, Conducted Activities, and Informal Visitor Contacts. After taking the online course and passing the evaluation you are awarded a "Basic Certificate". Next, you may choose to continue to develop your skills by completing site-based activities and receiving feedback from a coach in order to achieve an "Advanced Certificate".
Here are video highlights of three kinds of programs that interpretive rangers lead at Denali.