Sensory Exploration Field Trip
Summary: Students will participate in ranger-led activities that focus on using our senses. Students will be at the Discovery Cabin, in the forest next to the cabin, and take a short walk along the Apgar Bike Path. **This is a ½ day ranger-led program with the option to spend the afternoon doing independent class activities.**
Objectives: (These are some of the objectives that can be achieved on an Sensory Exploration program. Many others are possible depending on teacher's focus and the ranger).
Students will be able to:
Montana Content and Performance Standards:
10.54.5010 Science Standard 1= Design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate scientific investigations.
10.54.5020 Science Standard 2= Demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes, and interactions of physical and chemical systems.
10.54.5030 Science Standard 3=Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
Making Connections to Glacier National Park:
Glacier National Park protects living and non-living things with little human interference. People, animals, and insects are all living things that use their senses to help them to live here in Glacier National Park.
Field Trip Logistics:
Teachers wishing to have their students participate in the sensory field trip must have their classes divided into groups of no more than 20 students.
For example, a bus of 40 students would be divided into 2 groups, of 18-20 students each. Each group would hike with a ranger and participate in stations at the Discovery Cabin. Everyone must be prepared to be outside for at least half the day and be ready to hike 0.75 miles on fairly level terrain.
***The ranger-guided portion of this field trip is ½ day only. Teachers may remain in the park for the afternoon to do independent activities. Rangers will be able to suggest ideas and provide materials for activities such as coloring, leaf prints, songs, and exploring with magnifying glasses. ***
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.