Students will participate in ranger-led activities at the Discovery Cabin in Apgar, or at the 1913 Ranger Station in St. Mary depending on the field trip location. They will also do activities in the forest next to the cabin/ranger station, and take a short hike to learn about wild places and wild animals in Glacier National Park. View our Wild Animals and Wild Places Field Trip Schedule to see a basic outline for the day.
Glacier is a wild place that protects: wild animals, plants, waterways, scenery, and quiet places to sit and observe nature. The wild animals here depend on this wild place for their home and they have special body parts and behaviors that help them to live here without help from people.
Grade Level: 1st grade
Skills: Observe (using all senses), sort/classify, compare & contrast, role-play, match, count, communicate findings
Duration: 4 hours
Group Size: 45 students total
Locations: Apgar Village and St. Mary
Available Dates: Fall and Spring
Vocabulary: See the bolded words in the objectives below.
Objectives: (These are some of the objectives that can be achieved on a wild animals and wild places program. Many others are possible depending on teacher's focus and the ranger.)
Students will be able to:
Field Trip Logistics: Teachers wishing to have their students participate in the wildlife 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 20 students each.
Glacier's Education Specialist