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You’ll gain an entirely new outlook on the natural world through our in-depth education.

Fall in love with Glacier National Park Courses for the first time, or all over again!  Not only do you get an amazing educational experience, you also get into the Park! Participation in a Glacier Institute course acts as your Going to the Sun Road ticket for the day.

Alpine Mammals Guided Educational Hike

Alpine Mammals Guided Educational Hike

August 26, 2023: Have you ever wondered why marmots lick your hiking boots and steal your trekking poles? How mountain goats can climb vertical cliffs while lacking opposable thumbs? How the animals of Logan Pass endure frequent subzero temperatures... [READ MORE]
Alpine Wildflowers Guided Educational Hike

Alpine Wildflowers Guided Educational Hike

July 29, 2023: The wildflowers of Glacier are spectacular. They are especially beautiful against the rugged backdrop of mountain peaks. Their fragility is even more striking when the adverse environment of their habitat is understood. In this... [READ MORE]
August Montana Master Naturalist – 5-Day Educational Program

August Montana Master Naturalist | 5-Day Educational Program

August 21-25, 2023: The core focus of this week-long course will be developing skills to read the landscape. We will use big themes of biogeography, forest succession, and habitat to frame our knowledge. Through this five-day intensive course,... [READ MORE]
Avalanche Lake Guided Day Hike

Avalanche Lake Guided Day Hike

Daily, June - September: Avalanche is one of the most popular Glacier National Park hikes! After traveling past the gorgeous Lake McDonald, we will begin our educational hike at the lush Trail of the Cedars trailhead. We will continue climbing... [READ MORE]
Beavers: Glacier Park’s Habitat Builders – 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

Beavers: Glacier Park’s Habitat Builders | 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

September 15-16, 2023: Discover the amazing beaver! Beavers are second only to humans in their ability to alter their environment. The habitats they create are vital to the livelihood of a huge number of species from birds and fish to elk and... [READ MORE]

Birding by Ear in Glacier Park

June 17, 2023: Glacier National Park comprises more than 1 million acres of diverse and stunning bird habitat. Encounter both common and uncommon bird species that thrive in and around the park on an adventure led by expert birder Denny Olson,... [READ MORE]
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Birds of Prey | 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

Raptors have been immortalized as symbolic heralds in literature, served as important indicators in uncovering the effects of pesticides on wildlife, and they parol our skies connecting us to an ancient, evolutionary past. During our two days together,... [READ MORE]

Capturing Glacier’s Night Sky Photography Course

January 21, 2023: Montana is the land of big skies. These grand, wide open spaces are awe-inspiring, even more so at night. Come learn how to capture a moment of Montana's starry night sky. We will be surrounded by glacially-carved peaks reaching... [READ MORE]

Early Season Wildflowers Guided Educational Hike

June 3, 2023: June is the ideal month to observe the blooms of the prairies, foothills, and forests. Anyone who delights in wildflowers will be thrilled with the dozens of flower species we'll encounter as we travel up and over the Continental... [READ MORE]

Exploring Glacier Park | 6-Day Guided Hike in August

July 30, 2023: During this epic series of guided day hikes, we promise you 6 days of camaraderie, learning, and world-class hiking that you will remember for the rest of your life. Join like-minded adventurers for an exploration of the 'Crown... [READ MORE]
Exploring Glacier Park | 6-Day Guided Hike in September

Exploring Glacier Park | 6-Day Guided Hike in September

September 10-15, 2023: During this epic series of guided hikes, we promise you a week of camaraderie, learning, and world-class hiking that you will remember for the rest of your life. Join like-minded adventurers for a weeklong exploration of... [READ MORE]

Exploring Glacier Park | 6-Day Guided Hikes in July

July 16-21, 2023: During this epic series of guided day hikes, we promise you 6 days of camaraderie, learning, and world-class hiking that you will remember for the rest of your life. Join like-minded adventurers for an exploration of the 'Crown... [READ MORE]