Ranger-led 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 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.).

Programs generally take place in late fall and again January through April, and we usually begin taking reservations at some point in the fall. If you would like to sign up for a distance learning program, send us an email.

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


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-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.

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


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 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!

turquoise glacier lake surrounded by steep mountains and ice
Grinnell Lake and Grinnell Glacier.


Making the Mountains
Learn about the dynamic forces that shaped the park

Grades 4-6
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!

Beaver lodge in still water on lower mcdonald creek.
McDonald Creek on a fall day.


Habitat Adventure
Explore habitats of Glacier and the animals that live in them

Grades K-2
Subjects: Life Science

A ranger will guide your students on a virtual "hike" of four habitats in Glacier National Park. We will meet at least one animal that lives in each habitat and think about how they are able to survive. Come prepared, you never know what will happen when exploring in the wild!

jagged mountain with blue lake and melting glacier

Disappearing Glaciers
Discover how the park is experiencing climate change

Grades: 6-8

Subjects: Science

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: May 30, 2024

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936



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