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Glacier Institute Programs

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Alpine Mammals

August 15, 2021 – 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)

$100.00Show details
Alpine Wildflowers

August 9, 2021 – 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)

$100.00Show details
Alpine Wildflowers

July 21, 2021 – 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)

$100.00Show details
Autumn in Glacier

September 16, 2021 – Join us to learn how plants and animals react to the changes autumn brings to Glacier National Park.

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$100.00Show details
Backcountry Trail Blazer

August 7-11, 2021 – Ages 11-16 – Spend a few days backpacking in the backcountry of the Whitefish mountain range safely with our Outdoor Education Specialists.

$450.00Show details
Bear Safety Seminar

June 17 – August 19, 2021 – Come and learn the behavior of both grizzly and black bears. This seminar will be held every Thursday from June until August.

$25.00Show details
Beavers: Glacier's Habitat Builders

September 11-12, 2021 – Come and learn about the beaver and the huge impact it makes on its surroundings.

(Summer Activity Level)

$175.00Show details
Beginners Fly Fishing Camp

July 9-11, 2021 – Ages 11-14 – Don’t let another summer slip by without learning the basics of this iconic Montana pastime! We’ll have you slinging flies in no time!

$250.00Show details
Big Creek Boys

July 23-25, 2021 – Ages 9-11 – There’s nothing better than learning alongside your fellow boys in the mountains of the North Fork, come make some memories with us!

$250.00Show details
Big Creek Girls

July 26-28, 2021 – Ages 9-11 – No distress for these young damsels! Make some new friends and enjoy learning as you explore the North Fork together!

$250.00Show details
Birding by Ear

June 5-6, 2021Glacier National Park has a diverse and stunning bird habitat. Join us for two days in nature learning about both common and uncommon birds of Glacier.

(Summer Activity Level)

$175.00Show details
Birds of Prey

July 12-13, 2021 – 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.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00Show details
Capturing Glacier's Night Sky

January 9, 2021 – Ever wonder how they get those amazing shots of the night sky and northern lights? Join us to learn what it takes!

(Activity Level)

$40.00Show details
Demers Ridge Snowshoe Hike

December 15, 2020 * January 19, 2021 * February 16, 2021 – A hidden gem in the Whitefish Range, Demers Ridge overlooks the western fringes of Glacier National Park.

(Winter Activity Level)

$40.00Show details
Discovering Glacier

July 30 – August 3, 2021 – Ages 11-13 – Spend a few days exploring some the most iconic spots in Glacier National Park, as well as some of the hidden gems! Don’t forget your hiking shoes!

$450.00Show details
Discovering the North Fork

June 26-30, 2021 – Ages 11-13 – So many kids in the Flathead Valley never get up the North Fork to explore, come with us to discover this amazing landscape just outside Glacier National Park.

$450.00Show details
Early Season Wildflowers

June 10, 2021 – Join us as we search for the early wildflowers that begin their season in Glacier National Park. There’s still snow at high elevation, so we’ll stay in the foothills for this one!

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Exploring Glacier in August

August 14-21, 2021 – Discover the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park in this weeklong course.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,600.00Show details
Exploring Glacier in July

July 25-31, 2021 – Discover the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park in this weeklong course.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,400.00Show details
Exploring Glacier in September

September 12-19, 2021 – Discover the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park in this weeklong course.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,600.00Show details
Fall Birds of Glacier

September 19, 2021 – 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)

$100.00Show details
Fall Mushroom Foray

September 25-26, 2021 – Join us as we learn about learn to identify local mushrooms.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00Show details
Family Avalanche Awareness Day

January 18, 2021: Bring your family and begin understanding avalanches. What conditions are most dangerous? Where should you avoid? How can you prepare? Come and learn, together!

(Winter Activity Level)

$70.00Show details
Family Photography Camp

July 5-7, 2021 – Discover the natural world through the lens of a camera together as a family. Develop some new skills bring home some awesome pictures as well!

Cost: $1,500.00 per family (up to five family members)

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,500.00Show details
Family Snow Day

December 29 * December 31, 2020 * February 27, 2021 – The North Fork holds a winter wonderland that too many people are missing, join us to discover this iconic Montana landscape together!

(Winter Activity Level)

$25.00Show details
Family Snow Tracking Day

February 15, 2021 – Join our Outdoor Education Specialists to find and identify tracks from some of Montana’s most iconic species, and bring the kids! This will be fun for all ages!

(Winter Activity Level)

$70.00Show details
Fly Fishing Camp

July 11-14, 2021 – Ages 11-14 – This class is for all skill levels, but prepared to level up your skills. You’ll be able to impress your friends with your newly discovered fly whipping abilities!

$350.00Show details
Fly Fishing for Beginners

July 15 –  August 19, 2021 – Join us to learn the basics of fly fishing! Classes available every Thursday starting July 15 to August, 19, 2021.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Glacier's Orchids

June 5, 2021Come with us to identify these illusive plants and what makes them so unique. We hope to identify between 10 and 15 different species in Glacier National Park.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Habitats of Glacier

September 13-15, 2021 – In this 3 day 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)

$700.00Show details
Happy Campers

July 2-3, 2021 – Ages 7-9 – This camp is an easy introduction into an overnight camp experience. Your kids will be begging to come back out to Big Creek!

$125.00Show details
Hike to Apgar Lookout

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$500.00Show details
Intro to Backpacking

July 16-18, 2021 – Ages: 11-14 – Parents, this is the backpacking trip you wish you would have taken as a kid. Sleeping under the stars, packing all you need, and making memories to last a lifetime.

$250.00Show details
Making Wild Medicines

August 24, 2021 – 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)

$100.00Show details
Nature's Healers: Wild Medicinal Herbs

August 23, 2021 – This course will focus on the identification, medicinal value, native and historic uses of several plants in the West Glacier area.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Of Bears & Berries

August 22, 2021 – Dive into two of Montana’s most popular tourist draws and learn about the vital relationship they have to each other.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Photography Camp

July 19-21, 2021 – Ages 10-13 – We’re always amazed at the photos that come from this course! Learn to respect the natural world through a lens and capture memories that last!

$250.00Show details
Precious Pika

August 21, 2021 – We will hike above the tree line to learn about one of Glacier’s more vulnerable animals, the pika.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Reading the Forest Landscape

June 29-30 2021 –  Gain a new appreciation and understanding of this vast and “overlooked” landscape in Glacier.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00Show details
Snow Science

December 22, 2020 * January 26, 2021 * February 23, 2021 – Most of us take for granted this amazing form of precipitation that covers our mountaintops. Discover why snow is so important and so cool!

(Winter Activity Level)

$40.00Show details
Summer Mushrooms and Lichens

June 19-20, 2021 – Join us for this two day course where we will learn about local mushrooms and the role they play in the Northern Rockies ecosystem.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00Show details
The Uncommon Loon

July 3, 2021 – 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)

$100.00Show details
Wildflower Workshop

June 26-27, 2021 – 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)

$310.00Show details
Winter Bird Walk

January 12, 2021 * February 9, 2021 – Learn about the birds that are winter migrants and year-round residents in Montana.

(Winter Activity Level)

$40.00Show details
Winter Discovery Hike

December 8, 2020 * January 5, 2021 *  February 2, 2021 – Tired of being inside this winter? Come join us for a chance to get on your feet and learn something new in the beautiful Flathead National Forest.

(Winter Activity Level)

$40.00Show details
Winter Fly Fishing

December 18, 2020 * January 29, 2021 * February 26, 2021 – While most people hang up their fly rods once the temperatures dip, cold weather fly fishing can produce some exceptional specimens, as well as offer a chance to recreate outdoors during the long winter months.

(Winter Activity Level)

$40.00Show details
Wolves of the North Fork Valley

May 29, 2021 – Wolves are one of the most controversial conservation focuses in North America. Come learn about how these keystone predators play a vital role in our ecosystem.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00Show details
Women's Fly Fishing

July 23, 2021 * July 30, 2021 * August 20, 2021Join 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)

$100.00Show details

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?