Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service recognize that teachers have the ability to empower and inspire our youth. Every year, Alaska Geographic funded scholarships provide financial support to teachers wishing to attend our courses in Denali. Teachers that attend our field courses help us share park science and an appreciation for public lands, our joint mission with the Murie Science and Learning Center.
The scholarship program is available to full-time K-12 teachers within Alaska. Applications are accepted in January of each year and are evaluated on the applicant’s anticipated use of the subject matter in a creative and practical manner. In 2023, a total of thirteen $300 scholarships were awarded in the following field courses:
June 2 – 4 Denali’s Mosses and Lichens
June 9 – 11 Birds of Denali
June 12 – 14 Paleontology in Denali
June 20 – 22 Wildflowers of Denali
June 30 – July 2 Wildlife Tracking
July 19 – 21 Geology of Denali
July 28 – 30 Naturalist Skills
August 4 – 6 Mushrooms in Denali
August 7 – 9 Wolves of Denali
August 11 – 13 Climate Change in Denali and Beyond
August 14 – 16 Bears of Denali
The teacher scholarship program has closed for 2023. Check back in December for information on the 2024 teacher scholarship program.
Please read all of the information for the courses which interest you to determine whether or not an Alaska Geographic field course is right for you. This will also help you decide if you are physically fit enough to participate. If you are uncertain about your abilities for a field course, please contact us for more information.