Wilderness First Responder Part 2 | 5 Day – No Lodging

Our two-part hybrid WFR course minimizes the time spent away from home or work by separating the lecture and practical skills of a standard WFR course into two separate parts. Part 1 is taught completely online via dedicated course website while the Part 2 practical session is five days long focuses on skill labs, simulations, and case study reviews. You must complete both parts within a year to receive certification.

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The Uncommon Loon | Guided Educational Hike

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 exploring the premier loon habitat in Glacier, with participants walking away with the knowledge and admiration that these birds are indeed uncommon.

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Wildflower Workshop | 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

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 look. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to identify plants in the diverse biomes of Glacier National Park. At the end of the class, students should be able to identify many common wildflowers, recognize at least seven plant families by sight, list plant adaptations, and be able to compare plant limiting factors for habitats that were viewed. The majority of the class will be taught as hands-on in the field in a non-technical manner. Botanical terms will be discussed as they are observed while identifying plants. Both common and scientific names as listed in Peter Lesica’s Flora of Glacier National Park, 2002, will be used. This course is for anyone who enjoys observing wildflowers and learning about plant adaptations which enable them to survive.

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Wilderness First Responder Part 2 | 5 Days – With Lodging

Our two-part hybrid WFR course minimizes the time spent away from home or work by separating the lecture and practical skills of a standard WFR course into two separate parts. Part 1 is taught completely online via dedicated course website while the Part 2 practical session is five days long focuses on skill labs, simulations, and case study reviews. You must complete both parts within a year to receive certification.

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Columbia Falls | Summer Day Camp

Ages 7-11: All of our activities for the day will revolve around our central theme. We will begin by getting to know each other before introducing topics such as wildlife safety and leave no trace principles. The day will consist of a field trip, hands-on activities, games, art projects, exploration and a short hike all focused on exploring the theme of the day.

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Nature Discovery | 5-Day Summer Camp

Ages 11-14: 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! This camp will offer an adventure-packed week in the vast, secluded, and enchanting wilderness of the North Fork Valley. This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Carnivore Stories | Guided Educational Hike

During this one-day course, we will discuss in detail the carnivores of Glacier National Park, with emphasis on life histories, habitat requirements, distribution, and predator-prey relationships. The importance and uniqueness of the North Fork Valley of the Flathead River ecosystem, and the return of wolves to the park will be discussed as well. We will spend most of our day driving and hiking in the North Fork Valley. We will also include talks on how the flora, geology, birds, and North Fork cultural and fire histories affect predator habitat.

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Early Season Wildflowers | Guided Educational Hike

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 Divide to the Rocky Mountain Front. With magnifying glass in hand, we will “get to know” some of these plants by viewing them up close. We’ll also study variations in the landscape and how climate and microclimates influence where plants grow.

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Orchids | Guided Educational Hike

This course will provide an exciting introduction to the ecology and identification of some Glacier’s most secretive and beautiful flora. In addition to learning how to recognize and identify orchids in the field, we will discuss the importance of maintaining specific habitat requirements for each of the species we encounter. Participants will be able to experience and admire Glacier’s wide variety of orchid species.

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June Montana Master Naturalist | 5-Day Educational Program

During this week-long course, we will learn basic and advanced skills to identify plants and animals found in Glacier National Park. We will use those skills to understand what nature can teach us about the past, present, and even the future of the park. Throughout this five-day course, participants will develop the ability to use these lessons in natural history to interpret the story of one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places on earth.

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Summer Mushrooms and Lichens | 2-Day Educational Hike

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 look at the ecological role of fungi in forest ecosystems and the effect mushrooms can have on management practices. Since spring and fall species are quite different, be sure to sign up for our Fall Mushroom course to get a complete mushroom experience.

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Avalanche Lake | Guided Day Hike

Avalanche is one of the most popular hikes in Glacier National Park! 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 along the Avalanche Lake trail.

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