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 Exploring Habitats Field Trip Lesson Plan (719 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 (pp. 30-34)
- What is Wild? (pp. 35-37)
- Who Eats Who? (pp. 43-47)
- What's that Habitat? (pp. 49)
- Beaver Succession Mural (50-51)
Spring and Fall Teacher's Guide (pdf) - this is a large file and may take time to download