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Youth Camps & Expeditions

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Denali Summer Science Academy

This four-day camp in Denali National Park and Preserve introduces high school students to field science through hands-on participation in current research projects. Students camp, hike and learn about park science while exploring one of the country’s extraordinary national parks! This Academy is designed for schools and youth service organizations with summer programming. Organizations with an interest in bringing a group for a session should contact us at courses@alaskageographic.org.  This program is a partnership between Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service through the Murie Science and Learning Center.

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Denali Backpacking Expedition

On expeditions in Denali National Park young adults accompany National Park Service rangers on wilderness patrol to explore conservation topics, all while learning how to navigate and traverse through Denali’s stunning wilderness. These expeditions bring together young Alaskans to acquire outdoor skills, explore park science, and learn about careers in public lands. Alaska Geographic works with UAA Student Support Services, UAF Upward Bound program, and high school teachers to provide these experiences.  This program is a partnership between Alaska Geographic, the National Park Service and the University of Alaska system.

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Nome Archaeology Camp

We partner with National Park Service to host a Nome Archaeology Camp where teens explore the cultural heritage and history of the Bering Straits region. Teens investigate caribou drive lines, map cairn and tent sites, learn the tools to scan and re-print artifacts, and work alongside community elders to identify and catalog items. Teens become immersed in the cultural and natural landscape and become more familiar with National Park Service’s efforts to preserve the history of the region.

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