Glacier Park Educational Programs


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.

Plant Allies: Local Herbal Medicinal Plants – Guided Educational Hike

August 26, 2023: Our wild lands are a living pharmacy valued throughout history for their ability to aid our everyday aches and pains and help us in emergency situations. This class will meander into one or more of Glacier's ecosystems to explore... [READ MORE]

Plein Air Acrylics | 2-Day Educational Program

July 5-6, 2023: Capture the iconic views of Glacier National Park through brushstroke, while honing in on creativity and observation skills. This course will explore the significance of preparation, composition, color blocking, and detail. Through... [READ MORE]

Reading the Forest Landscape – Guided Educational Hike

July 1 & August 5, 2023: 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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Summer Mushrooms and Lichens | 2-Day Educational Program

June 24-25, 2023: 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... [READ MORE]

The Uncommon Loon – Guided Educational Program

July 2, 2023: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 time... [READ MORE]

Trees and Shrubs of Glacier National Park

September 2, 2023: Wanting to brush up on your tree and shrub ID skills? Join local botany expert Janet Paul Bones for a full day inside Glacier National Park! Our day will be spent in the field identifying the common trees and shrubs using a... [READ MORE]

Wild Ideas: Innovating from Nature in Glacier National Park | 4-Day Educational Program

August 26-29, 2023: The core focus of this 4 day course is to explore Glacier National Park’s extraordinary repository of biological blueprints. In this boots-on-the-ground workshop in the park, you will observe the wide range of habitats and... [READ MORE]
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Wilderness First Aid | 3-Day Course

April 26-28, 2023: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a three day (27 hour) certification. This course introduces basic concepts in patient assessment, major/minor trauma, allergies and toxins, splinting extremities and more. The majority of the... [READ MORE]
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Wildflower Workshop | 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

June 24-25, 2023: 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... [READ MORE]

Winter Observation on a Nordic Ski Trail

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Experience the beauty of the Flathead Valley in winter. The Crown of the Continent Ecosystem offers vibrant life, despite the frigid temperatures and heaps of snow. This course will dive into the adaptations that organisms... [READ MORE]

Winter Photography

March 3-5, 2023: Using the iconic scenery of Glacier National Park as our canvas, we will dive into the fundamental techniques of shooting and editing landscape photographs. This class is primarily field-based, giving you ample opportunity to... [READ MORE]
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Winter Tracking Adventure

February 25, 2023: 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 Garrett Tovey, the Director of Education... [READ MORE]