Kids & Youth

Looking for adventure? Glacier National Park is a wild and magical place.

 
 
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Become a Junior Ranger

Our Junior Ranger pages will give you a taste of the activities to become a Glacier Junior Ranger.

 
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Park Fun

Find activities to do to learn about Glacier whether you're planning a visit or visiting from home!

 
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Ranger Programs

Check the monthly Ranger-Led Activities Schedule to attend a program

 
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Doing a school project?

The Glacier Student Resource Guide has lots of good information. And check out the Climate Change Resource Guide devoted to this topic affecting our world.

 
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Visit Apgar Nature Center

Apgar Nature Center (formerly Discovery Cabin) is a historic cabin in Apgar Village devoted to exhibits and activities.

 
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Glacier Institute

Go on an adventure in learning

 
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Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

Find out how Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn a Resource Stewardship Patch

 
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What does a park ranger do?

Read about a Day in the Life of a park ranger or entries in the ranger blog "Greetings from Glacier"

 

Additional Resources

See park sites, animals, and plants in our photo galleries

Contact us and request a Glacier Student Guide CD

Visit the student and teacher resource webpage

Kids in Parks

Archeology for Kids


 
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Interested in bringing students to Glacier?

Education Programs for school groups and lessons/activities for teachers are available from the park and our education partners. The Glacier Institute, runs the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center on the park boundary. They also conduct programs from their Field Camp site in Apgar.


 

2016 Annual Pass Artwork Contest

Glacier National Park and the Glacier National Park Conservancy are accepting art submissions from sixth through twelfth grade students for the annual park pass artwork contest. The winning art will be displayed on the 2016 Glacier National Park Annual Park Pass.

Entries will be judged on the use of color, design and accuracy of a scene that displays the majesty of Glacier National Park in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Art may include any natural or cultural resource of the park, or symbol of the National Park Service. Each entry must include original artwork. The deadline to submit artwork is May 18. Winners will be announced in June. Download more information and entry form.

 
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2015 Winner

E. Crusta

Eileen Crusta, a 10th grade homeschool student, submitted last year's winning entry. Her image of Bowman Lake and wildlife is on the 2015 annual park pass. Ryan Kelly, seventh grade student at St. Matthews School, and Ryann Thomas, sixth grade student at C.R. Anderson Middle School, were recognized for second and third place respectively. Alanna Santa, also a seventh grade student at St. Matthews School received honorable mention. Their artwork can be viewed on our Flickr site.

Mark Preiss, Glacier National Park Conservancy President and CEO, said, "This art contest is a great way for students to connect with Glacier and showcase their artistic talents." He added, "We received dozens of submissions, each reflecting different interpretations of why Glacier matters and what it offers to each of us every day."

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800
Phones are generally staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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