Plan A Field Trip
Ranger Guided Field Trips
Ranger guided programs are available in a wide variety of topics and locations. Programs are offered for ages 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 2016-2017 school year. The first day to make reservations is August 22, 2016 at 8 am. The link at the beginning of this paragraph will take you to a page with information about each field trip and the reservation form.
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 are available for schools. This money has been made possible through donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. 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.
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.
Scheduling and Guidelines
Before your group arrives, it is important to be aware of some basic guidelines. Regardless of the season, students and chaperones will have a more enjoyable experience if they are well-equipped for the day.
View or download the Glacier National Park education programs mailer for 2016-2017 (pdf 300 KB) for a list of possibilities.