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.
Students will be able to:
Field Trip Logistics
Typically it works best to assign adults to groups of students before arriving at the park. (A typical bus of 45 students would be divided into nine groups of 5 students each.)
Preparing for Your Trip
Students that spend time preparing for their visit get more out of a field trip to the park. Activities post-visit also help to reinforce information learned during the trip.
Fire Succession Field Trip Pre-Visit Lessons
Suggested activities and supplementary materials:
Last updated: November 10, 2017