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

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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.).

Program and Registration Schedule

  • Registration for the 2022 fall season will begin in September 2022.
  • Programs are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm MT.
  • Program descriptions and supporting information can be found below.
  • Special request programs for adult groups are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Register for a Distance Learning Program

Glacier’s distance learning programs will resume in October and run through mid-December 2022. We will be accepting reservations for these dates in September 2022. Teachers can sign up through this webpage. This webpage will be updated with a registration link and more instructions in September 2022.

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

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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.

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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 biologists use to study Glacier’s most famous residents.

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

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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

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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 the four habitats of Glacier National Park. We will meet at least one animal that lives and each and think about how they are able to survive. Come prepared, you never know what will happen when exploring in the wild!

 
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Disappearing Glaciers
Discover how the park is experiencing climate change

Grade: 6th-8th

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.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier , MT 59936

Phone:

406-888-7800

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