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Alpine Mammals Guided Educational Hike

Alpine Mammals Guided Educational Hike

August 17, 2024: 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 27, 2024: 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]
Beavers: Glacier Park’s Habitat Builders – 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

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

September 14, 2024: 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 wolves.... [READ MORE]
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Birding by Ear in Glacier Park

June 16, 2024: 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]

Birding for Beginners

August 24, 2024: Have you ever wondered what birds live in your backyard? Do you wish you could identify that weird noise following you on your hikes? If you're new to birding and want to learn the basics with other newbies, this is the place... [READ MORE]
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Birds of Prey | Guided Educational Hike

July 13, 2024: 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... [READ MORE]

Early Season Wildflowers Guided Educational Hike

June 1, 2024: 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]
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Fall Mushroom Foray | Educational Program

September 21, 2024: This course will provide a thorough introduction to edible mushrooms and the role fungi play in the northern Rockies ecosystem. You will need no previous education in mycology to take this course, but since most fungi have... [READ MORE]
Fly Fishing for Beginners

Fly Fishing for Beginners Educational Program

Multiple: Of the outdoor sports, fly fishing is arguably the most poetic. Over the past century, Montana's blue-ribbon trout streams have lured in explorers from all over the world. From beginners to active anglers, we invite you to come and increase... [READ MORE]
Forest Bathing Workshop

Forest Bathing Workshop

Multiple: Forest bathing is a different way of experiencing the natural world than most people are used to. Best known for its health benefits, including stress reduction, forest bathing is also a nature connection practice. During this workshop,... [READ MORE]
Glacier Park Full Moon Shoeshoe

Full Moon Snowshoe

January 25 & February 24, 2024: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than they seek." - John Muir. Join the Glacier Institute staff as we bundle up, get our snowshoes ready and practice the simple and fulfilling skill of observation.... [READ MORE]
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Glacier’s Grazers – Guided Educational Day Hike

August 31, 2024: During this one-day course, we will discuss in detail the ungulates of Glacier National Park, with emphasis on life histories, distribution, habitat requirements, and predator-prey relationships. There are six ungulate species... [READ MORE]