Taking it Outside: Connecting Science, Writing, and Students
Denali National Park & Preserve
June 18 - 21, 2012
$532.90 Alaska Geographic Member Price
$580 Non-Member Price
Join Alaska State Writing Consortium’s Sondra Porter and the Murie Science and Learning Center's education staff for an exploration of science and writing in Denali National Park. We will learn about Denali's natural history and current research efforts as we develop our writing skills and discuss applications for our students. We'll explore ways of connecting students to place and how to deal with what has been labeled "nature deficit disorder". We will also discuss the connections between literacy and science and use these concepts to reinforce the Alaska State Standards for both language arts and science in grades K-12.
Please Note: This course is full. To be added to the waiting list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, phone number and the number of spaces you are seeking in the course.
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Times and Location
Participants meet at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at mile 1 of the Park Road. This course begins at 1:00 pm on the first day and ends at 4:00 pm on the last day.
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.
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.
University of Alaska offers three professional development credits (level 500). The credit fee has been included in the course fee. The 10% member discount does not apply to the credit fees.
Cancellations and/or substitutions that occur 30 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 30 days of the course start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. 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 emailor by calling (907) 683-1269. 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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