Plan A Field Trip
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 19, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. Click on the "Ranger guided programs" link above to reach the reservation form.
Fall 2013 Programs: Start Tuesday,September 10, 2013 - Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
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 through the generous support of DISNEY. 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 through Sun Tours or through Glacier Park Incorporated.
View, download or print the 2013-2014 Educational Opportunities handout in pdf format. It lists all of the educational opportunities offered in Glacier National Park.
Did You Know?
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.