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Lights in Motion

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5 minutes, 7 seconds

A 2012 time-lapse compilation of the Aurora Borealis with original composition, "Coronal Mass Ejection," by Peter Van Zandt Lane.

Seasons of Denali

NPS/Jay Elhard

INSPIRATION: Bonus Feature
(Time 02:03)

Ree Nancarrow, with her son Eric and his wife Susanna, delivered her quilt, "Seasons of Denali," to the Eielson Visitor Center on June 3, 2008. The building opened to the public just five days later. Set to music composed and performed by Land Cole.

Key to Seasons of Denali

Courtesy Eric Nancarrow


The Eielson Visitor Center, located 66 miles inside the park, reopened on June 8, 2008. Among the featured exhibits is Seasons of Denali, a remarkable quilt by Ree Nancarrow. This link provides a key to all of the plants, animals and birds Nancarrow included in the piece.

Climate Monitoring Station


STEWARDSHIP: Monitoring the Effects of Climate Change on Park Resources
(Time 04:26, Captioned)

Climate change is real, maybe more real here in the subarctic already than other parts of the planet. It's the position of the National Park Service that humans can still take steps to reduce the impact of climate change, and that park visitors should be encouraged to support and make changes that can help protect these special places. In Denali, scientists are monitoring climate change closely and cautiously discussing how park management may need to change in the future based on current trends.

Experience Your America


(Time 01:50, Captioned)

Follow along as a park ranger shows a group of young visitors how sustainable features at the new Eielson Visitor Center can teach them about their relationship to the landscape.

CLICK HERE to download a two-page flier about the award-winning facility (2.05 MB PDF).

Illustration courtesy Karen Carr

Courtesy Karen Carr

DISCOVERY: Dinosaur Questions and Answers with Anthony R. Fiorillo, Ph.D. (Time 11:30)

Since a first Theropod track was found by a field camp student on the edge of Igloo Creek in late June 2005, there have been many more fossil discoveries at locations throughout the park. Anthony R. Fiorillo, a paleontologist and curator of Earth Sciences at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, answers some of the most common questions about the presence of dinosaurs in Denali more than 65 million years ago.

Caribou on Denali Park Road

NPS/Kent Miller

(Time 04:57)

Mount McKinley National Park, as it was known at the time, was one of the first parks in America to recognize that a natural setting could have carrying capacity. In 1972, the park limited access to its 91-mile road. In 2008, more than 36 years later, officials began work on a completely new management strategy for transporting people in the park. It could prove to be a defining moment in the rich history of this special place.

Moose Boat Project

NPS/Jay Elhard

(Time 5:27)

In March 2008, two Athabascan elders were flown by bush plane from their home in Nikolai, Alaska to Cantwell to help an 18-year-old high school senior build a half-size replica of a traditional moose hide boat. Their story illustrates the importance of an ongoing connection between local rural subsistence users and the land.

Moose Antlers

NPS/Carol Harding

(Time 3:30, Captioned)

Discovery of a set of intertwined moose antlers and skulls in a designated federal wilderness area inspires discussion and deeper appreciation of wilderness values.

Trapline Twins

(Time 01:26)

An excerpt from the book Trapline Twins by Miki and Julie Collins is read by Ingrid Nixon, Chief of Interpretation, Denali NP&P. (Trapline Twins © 2005 Vanessapress, Fairbanks. Used with permission).

The Legend of Mount McKinley

NPS/Kent Miller

EXHIBITS FOR EIELSON: The Legend of Denali
(Time 03:01)

Chief Mitch Demientieff of Nenana, Alaska, reads an Athabascan legend about the origins of Denali, the Great One.

Vintage Grizzly Thumbnail

(Time 01:08)

This short, silent film clip from the 1940s depicts a brown bear foraging and romping on the open tundra of Mount McKinley National Park, as it was known at that time. (Used with permission, Alfred and Elma Milotte Collection, AAF-1294, Archives, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks.)

Experience Your America
(Time 28:56, Quicktime)

The National Park Service requires all backpackers to watch this 29-minute safety video at the Backcountry Information Center (BIC) before they are issued a permit to hike and camp overnight in Denali wilderness areas. Please note: This compressed video is presented here only as a public service for trip planning and educational purposes. All backpackers will be required to watch the entire video in person even if they have already seen it online (Copyright © 2003, Alaska Natural History Association).


Last updated: July 10, 2017

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