Lessons from Bears | Guided Educational Hike

All of us have stories to tell about our experiences in nature. Bears too have their own stories that we are lucky enough to unfold. During this one-day course, we will dive into stories and encounters from Dave Streeter’s 40 years of hiking experiences in Glacier National Park where he has learned a thing or two from these incredible animals. Our time on the trail will take us through pristine bear habitat where we will look for traces of bears and discuss the tales behind the evidence. Join us, as we have much to learn from the black bears and grizzlies of the Crown of the Continent.

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Finger Painting in Glacier Park | Educational Program

Join us as we view Glacier National Park through an artistic lens. This course will explore the hands-on technique of finger painting. We as artists will put down our paint brushes and use our fingers as tools while deepening our connections to the natural world. Whether gazing upon the Middle Fork or inspecting a Douglas fir cone, participants will gain further admiration for this park and its wildlife. As we take the time to observe the beauty before our eyes, the course will focus on preparation and observation skills, with a beautiful work of art as the final product.

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Geology of Two Medicine Valley | Guided Educational Hike

Glacier National Park is a geological marvel where opposing forces of nature have shaped the landscape over billions of years. This course will take place within the Two Medicine Valley, surrounded by glacially carved mountains and lakes with glimpses of the iconic Lewis overthrust fault. During our hike we will experience Glacier on the geological timescale, where discussions will focus on the sedimentation, uplifting, and carving that shaped this incredible landscape. The class is designed for those with an interest in the scientific story behind the majestic scenery in Glacier National Park.

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Herbal First Aid Kit | Guided Educational Hike

Many of us enjoy spending time in the wild lands, be it day hikes, backpacking adventures or simple picnics in the great outdoors. Despite our best preparations and efforts at safety, bumps, cuts, scrapes, irritating plants and insects and little bouts of tummy trouble come unannounced. Plants in and around Glacier offer assistance in treating these common ailments. In this class, learn to identify, harvest, dry, store and create herbal preparations for a variety of first aid situations. Students will make herbal teas, external applications of herbs including poultices and salves and learn how to make liquid extracts like tinctures. Plants will be harvested outside of Glacier National Park. Be sure to sign up for Plant Allies: Local Herbal Medicinal Plants, to learn more about native.

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Hey Bear | Guided Educational Hike

This phrase has been deeply ingrained in the minds of most hikers, but is it the best thing to say? We’ve all heard about the infamous August 1967 night in Glacier, but what caused it? This course, Hey Bear: Breaking Common Myths About Bears, will give you a new insight into bear biology, bear behavior, as well as bear safety. The Crown of the Continent Ecosystem has the highest concentration of bears in the lower 48. Come learn the facts and gain a deeper appreciation for our humanlike denizens of Glacier National Park!

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Highline Geology | Guided Educational Hike

The geologic features one can see along the Highline trail offer stunning glimpses of time in Glacier’s history. Our many vantage points provide spectacular views of the classic glacial landscape. Along the hike we will make several stops to examine the billion-year-old sedimentary rocks, describe the processes of mountain-building, and the further action of recent glacial activity. Flora and fauna abound on this trail and wildlife encounters often upstage any discussion of geology.

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Plant Allies: Local Herbal Medicinal Plants | Guided Educational Hike

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 nature’s medicine cabinets, looking at several plants that have been used historically as medicine. This class will focus on identification and traditional uses. We will utilize plant families to help the identification process. You are encouraged to bring a camera and journal to record and help with future identification. If you are also interested in learning how to harvest and prepare medicinal herbs, be sure to sign up for Herbal First Aid Kit.

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Plein Air Acrylics | 2-Day Educational Program

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 preparation, we will discuss how to be comfortable going out in the field to paint. We will also go over how to choose the right scene to paint when the world is so vast. Come learn how to capture the lights and darks of a scene that is constantly changing. By the end of the course, everyone will have a completed piece of art, representing their time in the Crown of the Continent.

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Rare Carnivores | Guided Educational Hike

They are the animals of myth and legend. Everyone has heard stories, but very few have actually seen them. The rare carnivores of Glacier National Park are nothing short of legendary. Join us for a full-day survey of several of the Park’s species that most visitors have only heard of. We will spend the day learning about the specific habitats that these carnivores prefer, the threats that they face, and the current methods used to study their movements and behavior. We will travel into the alpine zone and learn about how these species are able to thrive in such harsh conditions.

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Nature Discovery | 4-Day Summer Camp

Ages 9-11: This is a time that no one should miss! This camp offers an adventure-packed week in the vast, secluded, and enchanting wilderness of the North Fork Valley. Hiking to epic viewpoints and blooming meadows, sampling macroinvertebrates, learning and practicing basic wilderness skills, discovering and learning about local geologic formations, and embracing childhood through classic summer camp fun and games are only a few of the things that we’ll be diving into. Memories will be made and bear claws will be devoured. It’s time to have some North Fork Fun!

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Photography Camp | 3-Day Summer Camp

Glacier Park Youth Photography Camp

Ages 10-13: If a picture is worth a thousand words, this camp will be worth a million! Photography is an incredible tool we can use to connect ourselves, and others, with nature while tapping into our own individual creativity and imagination. Campers will learn some tips and tricks to frame the perfect shot while we practice our skills out on the trails of Glacier National Park. We can’t wait to see what these kiddos will find along the way! During this 2-night sleep-away experience.

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Women’s Fly Fishing | Educational Program

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 your skills in this friendly learning environment. Participants will spend the morning learning stream ecology and casting technique. We will also spend some time talking about the fly fishing communities women have to help them in their fly fishing journey. The afternoon will be spent applying your new skills into practice on the wild and scenic banks of the North Fork of the Flathead River.

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