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Plan A Field Trip

Students on a field trip in Glacier
Students on a field trip in Glacier

There are numerous opportunities for bringing your students to Glacier National Park.

Ranger guided programs are available in a wide variety of topics and locations. Programs are offered for ages K-12. PROGRAM RESERVATIONS BEGIN AUGUST 25, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. Click on the "Ranger guided programs" link above to reach the reservation form which will become "live" at 8 a.m. on August 25, 2014..

Fall 2014 Programs: Start Monday,September 15, 2014 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Winter Programs: January 12, 2015 - March 18, 2015.
Spring Programs: April 27, 2014 - May 29, 2015 (Fire Ecology and Earth Science Program Trails usually not accessible until mid-May).

A limited number of Service Learning and Stewardship field trips are available with our Native Plant Restoration Program in spring, summer, and fall. Groups participating in these field trips work with plant restoration staff to grow native plants or to revegetate an impacted area.

Travel Grants are available for schools. This money has been made possible through donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy and by a grant from the National Park Foundation's "Ticket to Ride" Program - made possible, in large part, through the support of Bayer USA Foundation, Disney, and Subaru of America. In order to be eligible for a grant, schools must be scheduled for one of our ranger-led, curriculum-based programs or for a service learning project with the native plant program. Grants are awarded first-come, first-served in amounts varying on the distance the bus has to travel to the park.

When ranger-led or staff-led programs are not available, self guided trips are always an option.

Other organizations also run tours and school programs within the park. You may want to contact the Glacier Institute to see if they have a program that would fit your group and date. There are also guided tours available with Sun Tours and the Red Bus Tours.

Download a pdf of the Glacier National Park education programs for 2014-2015.

Did You Know?

Jackson Glacier

If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.