Science and Stewardship Symposium

The Denali Science and Stewardship Symposium, formerly known as "Resources Days", is an annual opportunity to learn about cultural, physical, and biological resources from Denali National Park and Preserve and park-affiliated scientists and scholars. All are welcome!

The symposium is offered twice with the same information presented both times. The first symposium is April 24 & 25 and the second is May 16 & 19. Each symposium includes morning presentations (in-person and virtual, no registration required) and afternoon field trips to local points of interest (in-person, registration required).

How to Attend

Virtual Presentations

The virtual option for the morning presentations will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. To join, use one of these options:

  1. Join the meeting by opening the session link (links listed below) in a new tab.
  2. Or, join on the web. Enter the Meeting ID and Passcode for the meeting you wish to join.

In-Person Presentations and Field Trips

Session 1 (April 24–25) will be hosted at the Denali Bus Depot. Session 2 (May 16 and 19) will be hosted at the Murie Hall (next door to the Murie Science and Learning Center). We look forward to seeing you!

Please email our education team to register if you wish to attend the afternoon field trips.

 

2023 Schedule

Please note that presentation times and details are subject to change. Check back close to the event for the most updated schedule.

Session 1

Monday April 24, 2023

Morning Sessions (virtual and in-person at the Denali Bus Depot)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Bridget Borg Wolves of Denali 9:00–9:30
Pat Owen Bears of Denali 9:30–10:00
Bridget and Pat Wildlife Q&A 10:00–10:20
Break
Denny Capps Pretty Rocks and Geohazards 10:30–11:00
Steve Mandt Pretty Rocks Bridge — Technical Details 11:00–11:30
Denny and Steve Pretty Rocks Q&A 11:30–12:00

Field Trips (in-person only, registration required)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Dave Schirokauer and others 8-Mile Lake Permafrost Field Trip 1:00–5:00
Phoebe Gilbert Cultural Science Tour of the Park Road 1:00–5:00

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Morning Sessions (virtual and in-person at the Denali Bus Depot)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Maija Lukin Alaska Native Cultural Connections 9:00–9:30
Phoebe Gilbert Humans in "Wilderness" - Cultural History of Denali 9:30–10:00
Maija and Phoebe Cultural Q&A 10:00–10:20
Break
Pam Sousanes Climate Science: What's New 10:30–11:00
Maggie MacCluskie Inventory, Monitoring, and Connections 11:00–11:30
Dave, Pam, and Maggie Science and Climate: The Big Picture 11:30–12:00

Field Trips (in-person only, registration required)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Dave Schirokauer and others 8-Mile Lake Permafrost Field Trip 1:00–5:00
Phoebe Gilbert Cultural Science Tour of the Park Road 1:00–5:00
 

Session 2

Tuesday May 16, 2023

Morning Sessions (virtual and in-person at the Murie Hall)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Maija Lukin (pre-recorded) Alaska Native Cultural Connections 9:00–9:30
Phoebe Gilbert (pre-recorded) Humans in "Wilderness" - Cultural History of Denali 9:30–10:00
Maija and Phoebe (pre-recorded) Cultural Q&A 10:00–10:20
Break
Pam Sousanes Climate Science: What's New 10:30–11:00
Maggie MacCluskie Inventory, Monitoring, and Connections 11:00–11:30
Dave, Pam, and Maggie Science and Climate: The Big Picture 11:30–12:00

Field Trip (in-person only, registration required)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Sarah Stehn, Jennifer Barnes, etc. Fire, Forests, and Disturbance in the Boreal 1:00–5:00

Friday May 19, 2023

Morning Sessions (virtual and in-person at the Murie Hall)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Bridget Borg Wolves of Denali 9:00–9:30
Pat Owen Bears of Denali 9:30–10:00
Bridget and Pat Wildlife Q&A 10:00–10:20
Break
Denny Capps Pretty Rocks and Geohazards 10:30–11:00
Steve Mandt Pretty Rocks Bridge — Technical Details 11:00–11:30
Denny and Steve Pretty Rocks Q&A 11:30–12:00

Field Trip (in-person only, registration required)

Speaker Topic Time (AKDT)
Dave Schirokauer and others 8-Mile Lake Permafrost Field Trip 1:00–5:00
 

Speakers

Affiliated with Denali National Park and Preserve unless otherwise noted.

Bridget Borg, Wildlife Biologist
Dave Schirokauer, Science and Resources Team Leader
Denny Capps, Park Geologist
Jennifer Barnes, Regional Fire Ecologist (Alaska Region, National Park Service)
Maggie MacCluskie, Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network Program Manager
Maija Lukin, Alaska Native Tribal Affairs Program Manager (Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service)
Pam Sousanes, Physical Scientist (Central Alaska Network, National Park Service)
Pat Owen, Wildlife Biologist
Phoebe Gilbert, Cultural Resources Program Manager
Sarah Stehn, Fire Ecologist
Steve Mandt, Engineer

Last updated: April 14, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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