Autumn Colors: Tundra's Tapestry of Change
Denali National Park and Preserve
August 23 - 25, 2013
Alaska Geographic Member Price $315
Non-Member Price $350
Late August brings brilliant fall color to Denali as its flora and fauna prepare for the long winter ahead. Join long-time Denali resident and naturalist Nan Eagleson to uncover an intriguing web of stories taking place during this spectacular and photogenic time of year. By looking at the patterns of life that revolve around the changing seasons in the natural setting of Denali National Park, we'll learn to truly see, understand, and appreciate the various winter survival strategies of Denali's flora and fauna.
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Times and Location
Participants meet at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at mile 1.2 of the Denali Park Road. This course begins at 1:00pm on the first day and ends at 4:00pm on the last day.
Hiking Distances and Physical Fitness
Field Seminars are active learning experiences. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for sudden changes in weather. This course includes up to five miles of hiking and/or 1,500 foot elevation gain per day, over uneven terrain.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers one professional development credit (level 500) for an additional $69 fee. The 10% membership discount does not apply to the credit fee.
Lodging and Meals
This course is based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center Field Camp, located 29 miles inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a common dining tent. Family-style meals are simple and healthy. For more information about the accommodations please click here.
Cancellations and/or substitutions that occur 60 days in advance of the course start date will be refunded the course fee, less a processing fee of $25 per space. For cancellations and/or substitutions within 60 days of the course start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. Registration fees are not transferable to future years. If we have to cancel a course, your entire fee will be refunded. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used during the original transaction if less than 100 days since the original transaction. All other refunds will be made through a mailed check. Please contact our staff to process a refund. All membership purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have questions about this particular course, please contact the Murie Science and Learning Center by email or by calling (907) 683-6432. For answers to frequently asked questions, including alternative ways to register and the cancellation policy please visit our FAQ page here.
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