• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

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.

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?

The Robert Fire of 2003

Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.