Denali National Park and Preserve protects North America's tallest mountain, wild glacial landscapes, intact ecosystems, subarctic wildlife, a working kennel of sled dogs, dinosaur fossils, and a human history that extends from time immemorial. You can bring your K-12 class on a virtual field trip to Denali!
How to Participate
February, 2021 update:
Denali's distance learning calendar is fully booked through March 31, 2021 and we won't be able to honor any more requests for spring 2021, but we can still help bring Denali and Alaska to your classroom. Here are some options:
- Learn About Other Parts of Alaska: Invite a ranger at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC) to chat virtually with your class about Alaska! APLIC offers programs about tracks and scat, cultural and history topics, and more. You can find out more about APLIC’s classroom programs, which run through May, on the APLIC website.
- Watch an Interactive Recorded Program: A recorded version of The Science of Sled Dogs is available for teachers to use with their classes. Similar to a live presentation, there is room built in for discussion. Prompts to pause the video allow teachers to facilitate a discussion with students in the same way they might discuss the topic with a ranger.
- Set a Calendar Alert for Next Year: Send us a request on October 15! Registration for Denali’s distance learning programs begins on October 15th annually. No need to get up at 12:01 am on October 15; our calendar typically fills 3-6 weeks ahead.
Denali's rangers offer free, interactive, curriculum-based classroom presentations using Zoom from November 1 to March 31 every year (with breaks around some major holidays). Registration begins on October 15th annually. Spaces are limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for a distance learning program.
Note: Please be aware that Alaska is in the Alaska Time Zone (AKST) and follows daylight savings time changes. Programs start at 7 am in the Alaska Time Zone, which is 11 am in Eastern Time, 10 am in Central Time, 9 am in Mountain Time, and 8 am in Pacific Time.
If you would like to use the Denali's Distance Learning programs to enhance your curriculum, please see our offerings below. Our programs are designed to meet national teaching standards and are appropriate for students in grades K—12.