• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

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Pre- and Post-Visit: Fire Ecology

Students that have spent time preparing for their visit to Glacier National Park get more out of a field trip to the park. Activities post-visit also help to reinforce information learned during the trip.

The following are some of our suggested pre-visit activities, as well as supplementary materials that may aid in preparing for your trip. A good place to start is with this introduction to the National Park Service.

Suggested Classroom Activities from Teacher's Guide

  • Locating Glacier National Park
  • Meeting the Fire Triangle (pp. 60-62 of the Teacher's Guide below)
  • Meeting the Fire Triangle 2 (pp. 63-66 of the Teacher's Guide below)

Fall and Spring Teacher's Guide (pdf) - this is a large file and may take time to download

Other Suggested Classroom Activities

  • We highly recommend borrowing our FireWorks educational trunk to supplement a fire ecology field trip. Upon borrowing the trunk, we can help select activities that would be appropriate for your age group or grade.
  • Key to the Coniferous Trees in Glacier
  • Watch the 20-minute documentary video, Disturbance, produced in conjunction with the National Park Service Fire Management Division.
 

Did You Know?

Grizzly bears

Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.