Pre- and Post-Visit: Winter (Grades 1-2)

Students that have spent time preparing for their visit to Glacier National Park get more out of a field trip to the park. Activities post-visit also help to reinforce information learned during the trip.

This Preparing for Your 1st-2nd Grade Winter Field Trip packet has all of the information you need to have a successful day with the rangers. The following activities and supplementary materials provide additional information and cover more grade levels.

Our SmartBoard Lessons are a great tool to supplement the preparations for your trip.

Winter Ecology Teacher's Guide (pdf) - this is a large file and may take time to downloadWhat Causes Winter? (pp. 14-15)

Suggested classroom activities from Teacher's GuideDressing for Winter (pp. 16-20)

  • What Causes Winter? (pp. 14-15)
  • Dressing for Winter (pp. 16-20)
  • What is Wild? (pp. 21-22)
  • Hibernate, Migrate, or Resist? (pp. 34-36)
  • Winter Vocabulary (pp. 73-75)
Check out this short "Wild Kratts" video to discover some of the adaptations animals have to resist winter.

Supplementary Materials and Information:

Last updated: March 23, 2017

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