Glacier National Park is an environment of tall mountains, glacial landscapes, and abundant wildlife. The climate and landscape might be very different from where you live. Do you wish you could bring your class to Glacier? If we're far from you, take part in the next best thing by bringing Glacier to your classroom!
If you would like to use the Glacier experience to enhance your curriculum, please see our offerings below. Our programs are designed to meet national teaching standards and are appropriate for students in grades K - 12.
Our educators have a wealth of knowledge about Glacier National Park and great stories about living and working in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. Tap into this engaging information through an informal question and answer session that is available to K-12th grades. Students must create 5-10 questions for rangers and send them in advance. Topics can cover the flora, fauna, glaciers, geology, biology, and cultural history of Glacier, as well as careers in the National Park Service.
Majestic, powerful, awesome—bears capture the imagination of young and old alike. Glacier National Park is home to a healthy population of both grizzly bears and black bears. Learn about the life histories of these amazing animals. Go "behind the scenes" to glimpse at the methods and techniques wildlife biologists use to study Glacier’s most famous residents.
Subjects: Science, Geology
Towering high above the valleys below, the mountains of Glacier National Park hold clues to our past. A story of vast seas, mountain building, and mighty glaciers was written into our rocks as they formed. Learn how fossils in our rocks tell us of an ancient seabed, how the ridge of the Garden Wall reminds us of massive glaciers that carved the mountains and valleys we see today, and more!
Glacier National Park is warming at nearly two times the global average. The most notorious impact of climate change in the park is shrinking glaciers. Scientists are monitoring these changes, while also noting other effects. From wildlife, to plants, to people, nearly all aspects of the park are feeling the heat.
Last updated: August 12, 2021