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.
To schedule a field trip, email us, or contact our office by calling 406-888-7899. Fall field trip reservations will be accepted first, starting at 8:00 a.m. on August 19, 2019. Winter and spring field trip reservations will start being accepted later, on September 16, 2019. This allows us to finalize fall scheduling before working on winter/spring field trip scheduling. Program availabiligy is first-come, first-served. Please have the following information prepared for the Ranger that answers the phone, or to leave a voicemail before hearing from us.
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: February 6, 2020