Monday, February 22, 2010

Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings at Denali NP

The American Alpine Institute just received the following email from Denali National Park:

Registration Open for 2010 Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings in Denali National Park and Preserve

A wide variety of summer classes designed to immerse participants in different aspects of Denali National Park and Preserve’s cultural and natural history and provide an in-depth park experience are now available for registration with the Murie Science and Learning Center. The classes are small (no more than twelve participants), but the classroom is grand – the mountains, tundra and forest of Denali National Park and Preserve!

The seminars and trainings are for participants of all ages, and some are designed specifically for families. Offerings include seminars on birds, mammals, wildflowers, fly fishing, field journal writing, landscape painting, and drawing. Teacher trainings include geology, science writing, and using iMovie in the classroom. Professional development credit is available for both seminars and teacher trainings through the University of Alaska Anchorage.

A complete list of the seminars and trainings and registration is available at or by calling (888) 683-1269 or (907) 683-1269.

Most courses are based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center Field Camp, located 29 miles inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. From this spectacular location participants set out daily to explore Denali's diverse environments. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a common dining tent. All meals, accommodations, transportation, and instruction are included.

The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) hosted at Denali National Park and Preserve, consists of many strong partnerships focused on ultimately increasing the effectiveness and communication of research and science results in the national parks. Specifically, the MSLC focuses its mission on providing research, discovery, and learning opportunities within arctic and subarctic National Parks to promote appreciation and caring for our natural and cultural heritage.

For additional information or to register, visit or call (907) 683-1269 or (888) 688-1269.

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