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Glacier Institute 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
Backcountry Trail Blazer08/07/2021

5 DAY CAMP – Ages 11-16 – Spend a few days backpacking in the backcountry of the Whitefish mountain range safely with our Outdoor Education Specialists.

$450.00august-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
Beginners Fly Fishing Camp07/09/2021

3 DAY CAMP – 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!

$250.00july-2021
Big Creek Boys07/23/2021

3 DAY CAMP – 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!

$250.00july-2021
Big Creek Girls07/26/2021

3 DAY CAMP – Ages 9-11 – No distress for these young damsels! Make some new friends and enjoy learning as you explore the North Fork together!

$250.00july-2021
Birding by Ear06/05/2021

2 DAY COURSE Glacier 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)

$175.00june-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.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00july-2021
Carnivore Stories06/06/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Glacier National Park is home to some of the most illusive and iconic predators on the planet. Learn about why this is the perfect habitat for them, and why you almost never see them.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00june-2021
Certified Interpretive Guide with NAI05/03/2021

5 DAY COURSE – This nationally-recognized program will improve your presentation skills, giving you the ability to deliver quality interpretive programs to a wide range of audiences.

(Summer Activity Level)

$1,150.00may-2021
Columbia Falls Day Camp06/16/2021

EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY DURING THE SUMMER – Your kids want more out of their summer! Sign them up for our Columbia Falls Day Camp happening every Wednesday & Friday for ages 7-11.

$75.00august-2021 july-2021 june-2021
Discovering Glacier07/30/2021

5 DAY CAMP – 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!

$450.00august-2021 july-2021
Discovering the North Fork06/26/2021

5 DAY CAMP – 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.

$450.00june-2021
Early Season Wildflowers06/10/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – 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)

$100.00june-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
Family Photography Camp07/05/2021

3 DAY CAMP – 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)

$1,500.00july-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 Camp07/11/2021

4 DAY CAMP – 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!

$350.00july-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!

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00july-2021
Glacier's Harlequins05/22/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Spend the day learning about Glacier’s rare and secretive Harlequin ducks.

(Summer Activity Guide)

$100.00may-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)

$500.00july-2021
Glacier's Orchids06/05/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE Come with us to identify these elusive plants and what makes them so unique. We hope to identify between 10 and 15 different species in Glacier National Park.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00june-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)

$700.00september-2021
Happy Campers07/02/2021

2 DAY CAMP – 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!

$125.00july-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
Intro to Backpacking07/16/2021

3 DAY CAMP – 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.

$250.00july-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
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
Owls of the Mission Valley04/17/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – Montana boasts the largest number of breeding owl species of any state in the nation. Join us as we learn identification and history of owls in the Mission Valley.

(Summer Activity Level)

$100.00april-2021
Photography Camp07/19/2021

3 DAY CAMP – 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!

$250.00july-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
Spring in Glacier: Wetlands and Meadows06/07/2021

2 DAY COURSE – Come and  learn about what the animals and plants are doing during this time to emerge from winter and prepare for summer. The beauty is unparalleled, you won’t want to miss this.

(Summer Activity Level)

$310.00june-2021
Spring in Glacier: Wildflowers06/01/2021

2 DAY COURSE – Come experience Glacier National Park in June! We will spend our time exploring the meadows and grasslands of Glacier while learning about spring plants.

(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.

(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 – 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
Wolves of the North Fork Valley05/29/2021

SINGLE DAY COURSE – 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)

$100.00may-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?