Thursday, November 17, 2011

Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve

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

DENALI PARK, Alaska: With support from Alaska Geographic, the Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers for accredited trainings and seminars taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve. These field-based courses are small group intensives that expose teachers to science, research, and educational opportunities using Denali as their classroom.  Most courses are three days in length. Professional development credit (1-3 hours) is made available through the University of Alaska.  For additional information and an application please visit the Murie Science and Learning Center website at The application deadline is December 18, 2011.

The courses available for the 2012 scholarships are:

Teacher Trainings:
iMovie: Moviemaking and Podcasting in Denali (June 5-7)
Taking it Outside: Connecting Science, Writing, and Students (June 18-21)
Teaching about Climate Change (July 10-13)
Bears of Denali (July 31-August 2)

Field Seminars:
Birds of Denali (May 31-June 3)
Wolves and Dall Sheep: Denali’s Key Predator Prey Tale (June 8-10)
Denali’s BIG Five: Large Mammals in the Park (June 12-14)
High Country Wildflowers (June 15-17)
Denali Mosaic: Exploring Patterns of Plant Diversity (June 22-24)
Denali’s Changing Landscape: What Historic Photos Reveal (July 6-8)
Wildlife Tracking and Signs (July 13-15)
Geology of Denali (July 20-22)
The Science of Fly Fishing (July 28-29)
Glaciology: Backcountry Citizen Science (August 3-7)
Paleontology: Searching for Denali's Dinosaurs (August 9 - 12)
Wolves of Denali (August 14-16)
The Turning Tundra: How Plants & Animals Prepare for Winter (August 24-26)

The Murie Science and Learning Center is a collaboration among the National Park Service and several non-governmental partners. Alaska Geographic is a proud supporter of the center’s mission to provide research, discovery, and learning opportunities within northern Alaska National Parks to promote understanding, appreciation, and caring for our national and cultural heritage.  For additional information or questions email or call (907) 683-1269.

Additional park information is available on the park website at or by calling (907) 683-9532 between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Stay connected with “DenaliNPS” on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes – links to these social media sites are available at

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