Students that have spent time preparing for their visit to Glacier National Park get more out of a field trip to the park. Activities post-visit also help to reinforce information learned during the trip. A good place to start is with this introduction to the National Park Service.
Follow this specially designed Fire Ecology Field Trip Lesson Plan (448 KB pdf)
The following are some of our suggested pre-visit activities, as well as supplementary materials that may aid in preparing for your trip.
Suggested Classroom Activities from Teacher's Guide
- Locating Glacier National Park
- Fall and Spring Teacher's Guide (pdf) - this is a large file and may take time to download
- Meeting the Fire Triangle (pp. 60-62)
- Meeting the Fire Triangle 2 (pp. 63-66)
Other Suggested Classroom Activities
- We highly recommend borrowing our FireWorks educational trunk to supplement a fire ecology field trip. Upon borrowing the trunk, we can help select activities that would be appropriate for your age group or grade.
- Key to the Coniferous Trees in Glacier
- Watch the 20-minute documentary video, Disturbance, produced in conjunction with the National Park Service Fire Management Division.