2015 Glacier National Park and Glacier National Park Conservancy Annual Pass Artwork Contest
Congratulations to Eileen Crusta, a 10th grade homeschool student, who submitted the winning entry. Her image of Bowman Lake and wildlife will be on the 2015 Glacier National Park Annual Park Pass. This pass will be available in January 2015, and approximately 14,000 passes will be issued during the year. The art contest was open to students in grades 6-12. The purpose of the contest is to improve stewardship and understanding of cultural and natural resources in the park. The focus of this year's contest was colorful artwork depicting natural resources protected and preserved in the park.
Ryan Kelly, seventh grade student at St. Matthews School, and Ryann Thomas, sixth grade student at C.R. Anderson Middle School, were recognized for second and third place respectively. Alanna Santa, also a seventh grade student at St. Matthews School received honorable mention. Their artwork can be viewed on our Flickr site.
Mark Preiss, Glacier National Park Conservancy President and CEO, said, "This art contest is a great way for students to connect with Glacier and showcase their artistic talents." He added, "We received dozens of submissions, each reflecting different interpretations of why Glacier matters and what it offers to each of us every day."
Looking for adventure?
The Park Fun pages will help you and your family find activities to do to learn about Glacier whether you're planning a visit, or just visiting from home!
Our Junior Ranger pages will give you a taste of the activities and requirements to become a Glacier Junior Ranger. Come and Explore Glacier!
The National Park Service Scout Ranger Certificate/Patch page outlines the reward system and options for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturers groups visiting national parks and participating in educational or volunteer activities. Similarly, the Resource Stewardship Girl Scout Ranger Program page details the National Park Service partnership with the Girl Scouts. Volunteer and service opportunities in Glacier vary widely. Please contact the park's Volunteer Coordinator to see if there are any projects available during your group's visit. Generally, completing the park's Jr. Ranger program (4-8 hours); going on an interpretive walk with a ranger ( 1-8 hours); or participating in a Glacier Institute Class (3-8 hours) all work toward fulfilling the program requirements. The schedule for summer, ranger-led programs can be found in the "Ranger-Led Activities Schedule".
Did You Know?
Did you know that in 2010, the same year as our 100th anniversary, visitation to the park set a new record of 2.2 million visitors?