An experiential learning opportunity is available for students entering 10-12th grade in Denali National Park and Preserve – the Denali Summer Science Academy.

This four-day camping experience in Denali will engage students in hands-on science and fun park excursions. The program introduces students to the excitement and challenges of field science by participating in current research projects. Summer 2017 will feature work with a biology and an entomology project. The group will stay at the Riley Creek Campground and make daily excursions into the park.

In order to build cohesive teams and award scholarships to students with financial needs, teachers and community leaders are asked to identify and nominate deserving youth for the program. If you are a teacher or community leader and know a teen that would benefit from a learning experience like this, please share this information and offer to nominate them. Also, please share this information with other teachers and community leaders (coaches, church leaders, etc.) that may work with teens. FYI – Students may apply for the program without a nominator, yet their chances of acceptance increase with a nomination from a teacher or community leader.

Program details:

  • We are offering two sessions of the camp for the summer of 2017:
    • Session 1 – July 15-18
    • Session 2 – July 22-25
  • The camp is designed for students entering Grades 10, 11, or 12.
  • Scholarships are available for students needing financial assistance – 50% off the full tuition of $300.
  • This program is a partnership between Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service through the Murie Science and Learning Center.

All of the program material can be found in the Denali Summer Science Academy section of this murieslc.

Alaska Geographic Field Institute

Murie Science and Learning Center

DSSA Overview.pdf