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    Glacier

    National Park Montana

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Pre- and Post-Visit: Exploring Habitats

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 (pp. 30-34)
  • What is Wild? (pp. 35-37)
  • Who Eats Who? (pp. 43-47)
  • What's that Habitat? (pp. 49)
  • Beaver Succession Mural (50-51)

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

 

Did You Know?

U-shaped valley carved by a glacier

Glacier National park was named for the glaciers that carved, sculpted, and formed this landscape millions of years ago. Despite the recession of current glaciers, the park's name will not change when the glaciers are gone.