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Gain a Whole New Outlook and Learn About Nature With Our Glacier Park Hikes, Tours, and Educational Programs.

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, but you also get into the Park! Participation in a Glacier Institute course acts as your Going to the Sun Road ticket for the day.

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Reading the Forest Landscape

Reading the Forest Landscape – Guided Educational Hike

July 6, 2024: Everyone knows that Glacier is a mountain park, but most people don’t realize that two-thirds of it is forested. Gain a new appreciation and understanding of this vast and “overlooked” landscape. Learn to read the forests... [READ MORE]
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Spring Mushrooms and Lichens | Educational Program

May 25, 2024: This course will provide a thorough introduction to fungi and the role they play in the northern Rockies ecosystem. We will study approximately 40 genera of fungi, their macroscopic features, spores and ecological niches. We will... [READ MORE]
Guided Day Hike with The Uncommon Loon

The Uncommon Loon – Guided Educational Program

June 30, 2024:This course will focus on the unique creature that calls many of the lakes in Glacier National Park home. Through this course, we will learn about loon anatomy, propulsion, flying, eye color, and other adaptations. We will spend... [READ MORE]
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Two Medicine Valley Guided Day Hike

Multiple: Join us as we explore the unique natural wonders of the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier National Park. Sinopah Mountain, meaning "kit fox" in Blackfeet, looms above the South Shore trailhead of Two Medicine Lake, a sedimentary monument... [READ MORE]
Glacier National Park Wildflowers

Wildflower Wander

July 7, 2024:With nearly 1,000 species of wildflowers located within its boundaries, Glacier provides an abundance of beauty and learning opportunities for those who know where to look. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to... [READ MORE]

Wildflower Workshop | Guided Educational Hike

June 22, 2024: Glacier National Park is a wildflower aficionado's paradise. With nearly 1,000 species of wildflowers located within its boundaries, Glacier provides an abundance of beauty and learning opportunities for those who know where to... [READ MORE]

Wildflowers in Watercolors

July 20-21, 2024: Join Master Naturalist and international award-winning botanical watercolor artist, Hillary Parker, for a fun and informative two-day workshop. This course focuses on the wildflowers of Glacier National Park and is open to beginners,... [READ MORE]
Glacier Park Snowshoeing

Winter Snowshoe

Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday Did you know the Flathead Valley can be enjoyed all year long? We invite all ages to bundle up and join Glacier Institute staff for a snowshoeing hike in this glittering winter wonderland. Even in winter, Glacier... [READ MORE]
winter tracking

Winter Tracking Adventure

February 16 & 23, 2024: Winter is one of the best times to experience the Crown of the Continent! Frozen streams, snow pillows, and abandoned trails all leave winter hikers with a sense of primal exploration. Join us on an educational hike discovering... [READ MORE]
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Wolves of the North Fork Valley | Guided Educational Hike

June 29, 2024: This course will focus on the recovery and current status of wolves in Glacier National Park and the Northern Rocky Mountains. Since human behavior plays such an integral role in wolf recovery efforts, current wolf politics and... [READ MORE]
Women’s Fly Fishing, Educational Program

Women’s Fly Fishing | 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]