Outdoor Education in Glacier
Glacier National Park

Ranger and kids enjoying the outdoors
Ranger Terry explaining about Wolverines to a group of students
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Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
Live and Learn
Year Accomplished:
2013

Throughout the school year, Glacier education rangers provide curriculum-based field trips on nine different topics for K-12 students. These field trips are place-based and align with the state content standards. Students can walk through re-growth from a 2003 forest fire, stand at the foot of an alpine lake, search for clues about habitat in a lodgepole pine forest, or snowshoe to a beaver lodge. Since October 1, 2012 we have conducted education programs for 166 K-12 classes, a total of 3,529 students, chaperones and teachers. Over 50 of these classes were from schools on Indian Reservations (a total of about 600 students/chaperons/teachers).