Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Byits nature, every day is a celebration of wilderness at Denali National Park and Preserve, but 2014 is special because it marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.The Wilderness Act protects the 2 million acre Denali Wilderness, protecting this
Please join the National Park Service (NPS) and park partners Alaska Geographic, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, and the Denali Education Center (DEC) for these culminating events for Denali National Park and Preserve's Wilderness 50th celebration:
Friday, August 29 at 7:00 pm, Murie Science and Learning Center (Mile 1.3 on Denali Park Road):
Call of the Wild: The Wilderness ActTurns 50
Alaskan author Frank Keim will provide an in-depth look at the Wilderness Act, the intent of its founders, their aspirations for the future,
Monday, September 1 at 9:00 am, Denali Visitor Center Theater Program:
Celebrate Your Wilderness
Join NPS Interpretive Ranger Kathy Gross for a thoughtful talk about federally designated wilderness and the Wilderness Act.
September 1-16 at the Denali Visitor Center:
Create Your Own Wilderness Inspired Art
Get artistic while exploring Denali National Park! Sign out art kits to take on the bus or a hike. Use the watercolor pencils, postcard paper, and sketching
Wednesday, September 3 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Denali Visitor Center:
Celebrate the Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Day with Art!
This is the date the Wilderness Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.Bring your curiosity and creativity, and join NPS employees who work to help preserve the wild traits that make Denali special in creating wilderness inspired art. Any artwork you wish to donate may be featured in the Wilderness Quilt.
Friday, September 5 at 7:30pm, Murie Science and Learning Center:
Denali Wilderness Character Map Presentation
In 2012 Denali National Park and Preserve staff embarked upon an effort to summarize collective institutional and personal
Saturday, September 6 at 8:30pm in the Ptarmigan Room of the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge:
"Wild in Wilderness" Presentation
NPS interpretive volunteer Mike Connolly will do a digital slideshow presentation about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Sunday, September 7 at 7:00 pm, Denali Education Center (Mile 231 Parks Highway):
Your Wilderness Stories Live: An Open Mic Night
NPS and DEC staff will host a lively evening of storytelling. Share your story,poem, song, or thoughts, see the winning entries from the DEC's 2nd annual
Ongoing: Your Wilderness Stories online
Have a poem, story, video, photo, or piece of art to share? Help Denali celebrate 50 years of Wilderness by submitting your
Additional park information is available on the web at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling 907-683-9532 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Stay
Last updated: April 14, 2015