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.
Follow this specially designed Forest Processes Field Trip Lesson Plan (391 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
- Tree Parts (pp. 52-53)
- Old Growth Forest Mural (pp. 54)
- Eco-Enrichers (pp. 55-56)
- Forest Poems (pp. 57-58)
- Meet a Tree (pp. 59)
Fall and Spring Teacher's Guide (pdf) - this is a large file and may take time to download
Other Suggested Classroom Activities