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Students on a field trip in Glacier

Students on a field trip in Glacier



Ranger guided programs are available in a wide variety of topics and locations. Programs are offered for ages K-12. These programs fill early. Please plan on applying at the beginning of the school year in order to reserve a space for any programs in 2015-2016. As of November 23, 2015, all of our WEST side winter program dates are filled. We have started a waiting list. Also, our WEST side, spring dates are very limited for openings at this time. The EAST side programs are out of St. Mary and have some dates available for winter and spring. Please use the links and reservation forms below to send in a request and if need be, we will ad you to the waiting list.

Program reservations will be accepted starting at 8 a.m. AUGUST 24, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.

Fall 2015 Programs Dates:
Monday,September 14, 2015 - Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Winter 2016 Program Dates:
January 11, 2016 - March 16, 2016. WEST SIDE WINTER dates are filled as ove Nov. 23, 2015. We have started a waiting list.

Spring 2016 Programs:
April 25, 2016 - May 27, 2016. LIMITED WEST side program dates are available for spring 2016.

For middle and high school students, 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 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 or Citizen Science 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.

View or download a pdf of the Glacier National Park education programs for 2015-2016.

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