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Category: Adult Programs

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Alpine Mammals08/15/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Regular visitors to Glacier NP have seen them repeatedly, but what do you actually know about them? You’ll see the wildlife on Logan Pass in a new way after learning about the adaptations it takes to thrive at high altitude.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Alpine Wildflowers08/09/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Glacier National Park is home to some of the most beautiful wildflowers on the planet, and some of them you have to gain elevation to find! Learn what makes these beautiful plants successful amongst the clouds.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Alpine Wildflowers07/21/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Glacier National Park is home to some of the most beautiful wildflowers on the planet, and some of them you have to gain elevation to find! Learn what makes these beautiful plants successful amongst the clouds.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Autumn in Glacier09/16/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Join us to learn how plants and animals react to the changes autumn brings to Glacier National Park.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00september-2021
Bear Awareness Hike07/02/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Join us for a half-day hike where we will learn the skills to interpret bear behavior and signs.

(Summer Activity Level)

$50.00august-2021 july-2021
Bear Safety Clinic06/17/2021

EVERY THURSDAY DURING THE SUMMER – Come and learn the behavior of both grizzly and black bears.

$35.00august-2021 july-2021 june-2021
Beavers: Glacier's Habitat Builders09/11/2021

2 DAY COURSE – Come and learn about the beaver and the huge impact it makes on its surroundings.

(Summer Activity Level)

$175.00september-2021
Beginner Watercolor06/26/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Join us as we stroll through the forest and along the lakesides learning how to paint the medium of watercolor.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00june-2021
Birding Week in Glacier06/27/2021

6 DAY COURSE – Join us for this in-depth course about the birds that call Glacier home.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,100.00july-2021 june-2021
Birds of Prey07/12/2021

2 DAY COURSE  – Join us to learning all about Glacier’s Raptors. During our two days together, we will discuss the life histories, habits, physical characteristics, distribution of Glacier’s full suite of birds of prey.

Only 4 spots remaining!

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00july-2021
Capturing Glacier's Night Sky07/17/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Ever wonder how they get those amazing shots of the night sky and northern lights? Join us to learn what it takes!

(Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021 july-2021
Capturing Glacier's Night Sky: Perseid Meteor Shower08/11/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE –  Learn how to take amazing night sky photos during the Perseid meteor shower!

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Exploring Glacier in August08/14/2021

8 DAY COURSE – Discover the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park in this weeklong course.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,600.00august-2021
Exploring Glacier in July07/25/2021

7 DAY COURSE – Discover the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park in this weeklong course.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,400.00july-2021
Exploring Glacier in September09/12/2021

8 DAY COURSE – Discover the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park in this weeklong course.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,600.00september-2021
Fall Birds of Glacier09/19/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Learn about the birds that stay behind in the fall, and discover some the behaviors and adaptations they display as they prepare for winter.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00september-2021
Fall Mushroom Foray09/25/2021

2 DAY COURSE – Join us as we learn about learn to identify local mushrooms.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00september-2021
Fire Lookout Hike - Apgar08/16/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Glacier National Park’s fire lookouts have a rich history.  During our hike to Apgar Fire Lookout we will discuss the history of fires in Glacier along with fire management practices that has been implemented over the years.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Fire Lookout Hike - Huckleberry08/17/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Glacier National Park’s fire lookouts have a rich history.  During our hike to Huckleberry Fire Lookout we will discuss the history of fires in Glacier along with fire management practices that has been implemented over the years.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Fly Fishing for Beginners07/15/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – EVERY THURSDAY IN JULY & AUGUST – Join us to learn the basics of fly fishing! Classes available every Thursday starting July 15 to August, 19, 2021.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021 july-2021
Glacier in Writing06/13/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – From pink shooting stars to lateral dark slice of the diorite sill, the raw beauty of Glacier National Park sparks creative expression in words.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00june-2021
Glacier's Carnivore Week06/14/2021

5 DAY COURSE – This is THE course to learn all about the carnivores of Glacier National Park. This in-depth class will teach you everything there is to learn about Glacier’s meat-eaters, while on the trail and in the classroom.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,000.00june-2021
Glacier's Grazers07/08/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Come spend the day and learn all about the important plant eaters in the park, as well as the habitats that help them thrive!

SOLD OUT! Sign up for the waiting list.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Glacier's Largest Carnivores07/14/2021

3 DAY COURSE – Join 3 world-renowned carnivore experts in this interactive field course.  We will investigate the life histories and habitats of Glacier’s largest carnivores.

(Summer Activity Level)

$700.00july-2021
Habitats of Glacier09/13/2021

3 DAY COURSE – In this course we will explore the east side, west side, and the top side of Glacier and learn the real “story behind the scenery”.

(Summer Activity Level)

$500.00september-2021
High Country Exploration07/03/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – See and feel the environmental changes as you hike from the dense subalpine spruce and fire forest to the zone where gnarled, windswept trees hug the ground.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Highline Geology07/25/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Spend the day with us as we take a look at the geological features the Highline trail offers.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Highline Geology08/01/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Spend the day with us as we take a look at the geological features the Highline trail offers.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Intermediate Watercolor08/13/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Capture the beauty of Glacier National Park with the medium of watercolor.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Ladies on the Fly08/13/2021

2 DAY COURSE – Come learn the art of fly fishing. This is a women’s only overnight course.

(Summer Activity Guide)

$310.00august-2021
Making Wild Medicines08/24/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Come learn to make medicinal oils, salves, lip balms, tinctures, and herbal teas as well as discuss techniques for drying and storing herbs.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Medicinal Plants & Wild Herbs08/10/2021

3 DAY COURSE – Join world renowned herbalist, Lisa Ganora, as we explore ancient practices that are still relevant today in regards to medicinal and edible plants!

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,000.00august-2021
Montana Master Naturalist06/21/2021

5 DAY COURSE – During this week-long course you develop the skills to read the landscape around you.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,000.00june-2021
Music of the Birdsong07/09/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE: Learn to recognize bird calls with the help of a professional classical musician.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Nature Journaling and Sketching07/06/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE  – Come and learn the art of natural journaling and sketching. This skill will encourage you to slow down and turn your focus to the natural world around you.

(Summer Activity Guide)

$100.00july-2021
Nature's Healers: Wild Medicinal Herbs08/23/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – This course will focus on the identification, medicinal value, native and historic uses of several plants in the West Glacier area.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Of Bears & Berries08/22/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Let’s dive head first into learning about two of Montana’s most iconic creatures. We will learn about their habitats, food sources, and the vital relationship they have with each other.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Precious Pika08/21/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – We will hike above the tree line to learn about one of Glacier’s more vulnerable animals, the pika.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021
Primitive Skills Week08/22/2021

5 DAY COURSE – Come and learn from the experts! We’ll teach primitive skills like hide tanning, building friction fires, and cedar basket weaving.

(Summer Activity Level)

$800.00august-2021
Reading the Forest Landscape06/29/2021

2 DAY COURSE –  Gain a new appreciation and understanding of this vast and “overlooked” landscape in Glacier.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00june-2021
Summer Mushrooms and Lichens06/19/2021

2 Day Course – Join us for this two day course where we will learn about local mushrooms and the role they play in the Northern Rockies ecosystem.

Only 3 spots remaining!

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00june-2021
The Uncommon Loon07/03/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Did you know that loons can’t walk on land? Learn why, and so much more at this informational course about this unique bird.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Wednesday Wilderness Stroll05/12/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE: ALL SUMMER LONG  – Come and take a stroll in the North Fork Valley. We will be taking our time to discover the natural beauty of Polebridge.

(Summer Activity Level)

$50.00july-2021 june-2021 may-2021 september-2021
Wildflower Workshop06/26/2021

2 DAY COURSE – 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.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00june-2021
Women's Fly Fishing07/23/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSEThree dates to choose from. Join your fellow gals to learn the basics of fly fishing! This lady’s course includes river ecology, casting lessons, and some practice time on the river. You don’t even need your own equipment!

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00august-2021 july-2021

Winter Activity Level

1/5 Pikas

Little to no elevation changes, hiking or possibly snowshoeing on a cleared or packed trail, up to a mile.

2/5 Pikas

Mild elevation changes (less than 250 feet), hiking or snowshoeing on a packed trail, up to 3 miles total.

3/5 Pikas

Moderate elevation changes (up to 500 feet), snowshoeing and possibly breaking trail or off-trail for up to 5 miles total.

4/5 Pikas

Rigorous elevation changes (up to 1,000 feet), snowshoeing and possibly breaking trail or off-trail for up to 7 miles.

5/5 Pikas

Extreme elevation changes (up to 2,000 feet), snowshoeing frequently off-trail or breaking trail for up to 8 miles.

Summer Activity Level

1/5 Pikas

Little to no elevation change, hiking on a well-maintained trail for up to 3 miles total.

2/5 Pikas

Mild elevation changes (around 500 feet) throughout the hike, on well-maintained trails for up to 5 miles total.

3/5 Pikas

Moderate elevation changes (up to 1,000 feet), hiking on well-maintained trails for up to 8 miles total.

4/5 Pikas

Rigorous elevation changes (up to 2,000 feet) on well-maintained trails or brief periods off-trail for up to 10 miles total.

5/5 Pikas

Extreme elevation changes (up to 3,000+ feet) on well-maintained trails or significant amounts off-trail for up to 12 miles total.

Did you know Glacier Institute members receive a 10% discount?