Glacier Vocabulary

Rangers with homemade jeopardy board in front of students seated on lawn
Jeopardy with vocabulary words

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Did you know that alpine is the area above tree line? Or that a U-shaped valley was created by the weathering of glaciers? Whether you are preparing your students for a visit to Glacier, reviewing keywords after a field trip in the park, or learning about nature and life science in your classroom, you can learn more by looking at our Vocabulary List (375 KB pdf). Words are classified based on subject to make it easy to pick out words that are appropriate for the program or topic you are studying. The list was compiled from vocabulary used on our ranger-led field trips.

Last updated: October 31, 2016

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