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Day Programs & Events

Explore and learn about our public lands.

Around the state, Alaska Geographic coordinates many day programs and events that celebrate our public lands. Whether it’s a presentation, a film screening or a hands-on experience, the more you are exposed to the Alaska’s amazing public lands, the more you will care about these special places.

In Denali with the Murie Science and Learning Center

Summer Evening Speaker Series
These events host visiting scientists and resources specialists for in depth explorations of Alaska science and history. Presentations are offered most Thursdays at 7pm at the Murie Science and Learning Center.  Click the link below for this year’s schedule.

2024 Speaker Series

Family Time at the Denali Visitor Center
Join an Alaska Geographic educator at the Denali Visitor Center every Saturday through Wednesday at 12:30 and 4:15 for guided activities such as hikes, touch tables, and more!  These free programs are designed for all ages.

K-12 Education with Denali National Park & Preserve
The National Park Service offers a number of educational programs for visitors to Denali. Please visit their Plan Your Visit page to see the opportunities.  Some specific programs include: Distance Education Visits with Rangers and Denali Science School.

Self-Guided Activities
For learners young and old, try our “Spruce Tree Challenge”. This is an all ages self-guided scavenger hunt about spruce trees. Originally designed for use in Denali National Park and Preserve, this activity is adaptable for use in areas with white and black spruce trees.

Spruce Tree Challenge (pdf)

Spruce Tree Challenge Guide for Parents and Teachers (pdf)