Alaska focused science and education initiatives

This comprehensive list of mobile apps and affiliate websites will give users a well-rounded look at current scientific and advocacy initiatives happening in the Denali area.

Mobile Apps is a resource to help people around the world learn more about their local history. It’s designed to help you see what indigenous and languages might have and still do exist in the world, including where you live.  Treaties are also mapped.

SIKU puts Indigenous knowledge and observations front and center alongside weather and safety services. Includes profiles for wildlife, sea ice, and traditional place names in multiple dialects that are taggable and act as living wikis for Indigenous knowledge.

Whether you are in the park, exploring nearby areas, or are curious about Denali’s plant life, these tools can uncover a whole new world.  Use them to learn about new species or increase knowledge of species already known.

Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed.  Share your findings with scientific data repositories to help scientists find and use your data.

Merlin offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to help you learn about the birds in any country in the world! Sound ID listens to the birds around you, and shows real-time suggestions for who’s singing.


The National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale observation facility operated by Battelle and designed to collect long-term open access ecological data to better understand how US ecosystems are changing.

Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.  This series of visualizations show how some of Earth’s key climate indicators are changing over time.

Explore a virtual library of educational resources for teachers, parents, and students eager to learn more about Denali.  These comprehensive and curated links can help with a deep dive into what makes Denali, well, Denali!

With the closure of the National Park road due to the Pretty Rocks landslide, NPS has been tracking bear activity to study the effect of human travel on bears that live on the road corridor. 

The Bird Migration Explorer is your guide to the heroic annual journeys made by over 450 bird species, and the challenges they face along the way. Learn more about a species, the migratory birds at a specific location, or a conservation challenge birds face.