Plan A Field Trip

Students on a winter snowshoe hike in forest
Students on a winter field trip in Glacier



Ranger Guided Field Trips

Ranger guided programs are available in a wide variety of topics and locations on both the east and west sides of the park. Programs are offered for grades K-12. These programs fill early. Please plan on applying at the beginning of the school year in order to reserve a space for any date during the school year.

Native Plant Restoration and Citizen Science Field Trips

For middle and high school students a limited number of hands-on service learning field trips are available in spring, summer, and fall with either our Native Plant Restoration Program or Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center's Citizen Science Program. Groups participating in these field trips may work with plant restoration staff to grow native plants or with park biologists to monitor animal species of concern.

Travel Grants

Travel Grants are available for schools. In order to be eligible for a grant, schools must be scheduled for one of our ranger-led, curriculum-based programs or for a service learning project with the native plant or Citizen Science program. Grants are awarded first-come, first-served in amounts varying on the distance the bus has to travel to the park.

This money has been made possible through donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

Self Guided Field Trips

When ranger-led or staff-led programs are not available, self guided trips are always an option.

Other organizations also run tours and school programs within the park. You may want to contact the Glacier Institute to see if they have a program that would fit your group and date. There are also guided tours available with Sun Tours and the Red Bus Tours.

Last updated: August 26, 2017

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West Glacier, MT 59936


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