Sensory Exploration Field Trip Schedule
Flexibility for weather conditions, bus problems, etc…is essential to having an enjoyable visit to the park. No two school programs are exactly alike, but the following schedule represents a typical trip.
The ranger-led portion of this field trip could also be scheduled for the afternoon, with students doing independant class activities in morning.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Travel to the Park
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Meet Park Rangers
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Puppet Show
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Classes break into 2 smaller groups for Ranger Led Activities
Group B - Students participate in stations at the Discovery Cabin/Ranger Station and other ranger-led activities to learn how animals use their senses.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Groups A and B switch so that students have an opportunity to participate in every activity.
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conclusion
*(Optional) 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Independent Class Activities
Did You Know?
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.