Distance Learning

Park ranger holding bear skull stands in front of screen with Bear Country sign projected on it
We can bring Bear Country all over the country


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.

To register for a program, please email us.

Rangers goof around on dock with antlers, rocks, sticks, and horn
Talk to our knowledgeable staff! NPS PHOTO

Ask a Ranger
Living and Working in Glacier National Park

Grades K-12
Subjects: Science

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.

Grizzly bear lounges in babbling brook
A grizzly bear cools off in a creek. NPS PHOTO

Bears in Glacier
Learn about Glacier’s most famous residents

Grades 3-8
Subjects: Science, Wildlife, Biology

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 biologist use to study Glacier’s most famous residents.

Glacier clings to rock wall above opaque teal colored lake and rippling geology
Grinnell Glacier is one of the most visited and photographed glaciers in the park.  NPS PHOTO

Disappearing Glaciers
Climate Change in Glacier National Park

Grades 6-8
Subjects: Science, Geology, Climate Change

When European settlers first arrived in what would later become Glacier National Park, they found over 100 Glaciers. By 1966, 35 glaciers remained. In 2015, only 26 met the size criteria to be designated active glaciers. Snow avalanches, ice flow dynamics, and variations in ice thickness cause some glaciers to shrink faster than others, but one thing is consistent: all the glaciers have receded since 1966. The trend of retreat, apparent here at Glacier National Park, is also seen around the world.

Last updated: March 1, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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