Glacier National Park offers free distance learning programs for classes throughout the country. Distance learning programs are designed to meet national teaching standards and are appropriate for students in grades K-12. These interactive programs are conducted live from the park via your preferred video conferencing/meeting platform (e.g. Zoom, etc.).
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-12 grades. Students must create 5-10 questions for rangers and send them in advance. Topics can cover 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 how to tell these two species apart, how to stay safe in bear country, and even get a behind the scenes glimpse of some of the park's bear research!
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: June 9, 2023