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Denali Science School Informational meeting

August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Interested in learning more about our upcoming Denali Science School Field Trip?

You are invited to join us on August 1st at 6:00 PM to learn more about our upcoming Denali Science School field trip. Can’t make the meeting? Click here to add your name and phone number. I will contact you to answer any questions you may have regarding the trip.

  • Date: August 1st
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Mat-Su Central School, Wasilla Campus, Auditorium 

Denali Science School info: Are you a fifth or sixth grader interested in participating in a world class science immersion class in the most spectacular national park in the US? Join MSCS for a three-day program exploring Denali’s natural wonders through hands-on activities, hikes, and journeys into the park. During the 3 day 2 night stay at the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park and Preserve, students conduct investigations, participate in discussions and collaborative activities, play games, and hike as they address the overall goals of Denali Science School and explore the three main learning objectives. Denali Science School is instructed by skilled National Park Service and Alaska Geographic educators. 3 Mat-Su Central School staff members will lead instruction in the evenings during the program.

Registration: We only have 20 spots available. You must be in 5th or 6th grade… or have written approval from your advisor to attend. Scroll down the page for the sign-up link.
Prep Classes: During Denali Science School the students will create their own national park. In order for them to have a sense of components they may want to include in their parks and see examples of how parks communicate to visitors, students will complete investigative activities in prep classes here at MSCS. These prep classes are deigned to front-load information thereby deepening the learning experience in the park. Prep classes will meet at Mat-Su Central School, Wasilla campus, on the following days: Wednesdays, September 4th, 11th and 18th from 2:15- 4:00 PM. Optional Post field trip class will be held at MSCS on Friday October 4th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm (a pizza lunch will be provided).  
Itinerary: September 23rd – 25th Denali Science School Itinerary 
Cost: $226 Student cost includes lodging, meals and transportation. The cost for this trip will be automatically deducted from the students allotment.
Chaperones: We only have space for 2 parent chaperones. The cost for chaperones is $65.80. This price includes lodging, meals, and transportation. Parents must pay 3 weeks prior to the field trip by cash, credit or debit cards to Henry Henson, MSCS accountant. Parents who wish to attend this field trip must also complete the overnight chaperone agreement. Follow the link to download this agreement: Overnight Chaperone / Volunteer Agreement
Transportation and Lodging: We will ride the school bus to and from the park. Denali Science School takes place at the Murie Science and Learning Center within Denali National Park and Preserve. The facility has classrooms, potable water, indoor restrooms (with sinks, and flush toilets, no showers), and an adjacent dining facility. Click here to view the suggested packing list for the trip.
Meals: All meals and snacks will be provided. With advanced notice we can accommodate special food needs related to many allergies and other health issues. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of special food items. Click here to view the menu (Please note this is subject to change if certain items become unavailable)
A Permission Slip must be completed for participation: MSCS Permission Slip

Field Trip Registration: Check back here for a clickable sign-up link on August 8th

Questions? Contact Gena Chastain at 352-7457


August 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Gena Chastain


Mat Su Central School
600 E Railroad Ave #6
Wasilla, AK 99654
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907- 352-7450