Distance Learning

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

Update: January 31, 2022
Denali's distance learning calendar is fully booked through March 31, 2022 and while we won't be able to honor any more requests for spring 2022, we can still help bring Denali and Alaska to your classroom. Here are some options:

  • Watch an Interactive Recorded Program. A recorded version of The Science of Sled Dogs is available on our website for teachers to use with their classes. Similar to a live presentation, there is room built in for discussion. Prompts to pause the 30-minute video allow teachers to facilitate a discussion with students in the same way they might discuss with a ranger.
  • 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 virtual programs, which run through May, on the APLIC website.
  • Explore Options from Other Content Providers. The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration coordinates with several organizations and individuals offering a variety of programming for various age groups. The Denali Education Center offers a free interactive talk for students in grades 3–5 about the adaptations animals need to survive the subarctic.
  • Set a Calendar Alert for Next Year. Registration for Denali’s distance learning programs begins on October 15 annually. No need to get up at 12:01 am on October 15 to send your request; our calendar usually only 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. Request a distance learning program. We ask that requests be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the preferred program date.

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.


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    Last updated: January 31, 2022

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