Scheduling A Field Trip
Ranger Guided Program availability is first-come, first-served. Programs fill quickly. Group size is generally limited to 60 students (45 for snowshoeing) plus at least 6 adults, but may be fewer on days when ranger staffing or space is limited. Group size is kept small enough for everyone's enjoyment and educational value, usually about 15 students per ranger.
Due to increasing demands for programs, schools are restricted to one ranger-led program per class per year to allow more children to participate.
Educators are also encouraged to bring students to the park on their own. Please see our self-guided page for information about applying for an academic fee waiver, safety, and tips for visiting the park with school groups.
We are currently accepting reservation for our winter ecology snowshoe walks. These programs will be offered from February 6, 2023–March 17, 2023. To make a reservation please send us an email containing the following information: your name, the names & emails of other teachers you are registering for, school name, contact phone number, grade level, total number of students, number of classes you are registering for, requested field trip, THREE preferred dates, and any dates you CANNOT visit.
After your ranger-led field trip is scheduled and confirmed, you will recieve information about how to apply for a travel grant. Travel grants are available for schools with restricted transportation budgets thanks to donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Please email or call our education office at 406-888-7899 if you have questions.
Guidelines For Your Trip
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.
Chaperone Guidelines & Responsibilities
Chaperone requirements for ranger-led educational field trips (these numbers include the teacher):
Chaperones are key players in your day at the park. Make them aware of your expectations and needs for the trip:
Last updated: January 19, 2023