Students participate in an introduction to Glacier National Park and the park’s fire history at either Apgar or St. Mary Visitor Center, then travel to data collection sites for an approximately 2-mile round-trip hike with a ranger. There will be stops at various points along the trail for students to collect data and to discuss what has happened in the forest since its most recent fire.
Locations: Apgar and St. Mary
Duration: 5-5.5 hrs, view our Fire and Succession Field Trip Schedule to see a basic outline for the day
Group Size: 45
Skills: Observe (using all senses), sort/classify, compare & contrast, identify, analyze and communicate findings
Vocabulary: Coniferous, dichotomous key