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Adventures Online: The Natural History of Glacier National Park

Discover the wildlife, geologic wonders and natural beauty of the “Crown of the Continent” during this live, online learning adventure from the heart of Glacier National Park!
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Program No. 24238RJ
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3 days
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Online Program

Adventures Online: The Natural History of Glacier National Park

Discover the wildlife, geologic wonders and natural beauty of the “Crown of the Continent” during this live, online learning adventure from the heart of Glacier National Park!
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24238 RJ
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At a Glance

In 1910, President William H. Taft signed a bill that established the country’s 10th national park — Glacier. Experience one of America’s greatest treasures without leaving your home during this expert-led, online learning adventure that is live from the heart of Glacier National Park. Learn how this landscape was formed through the glacial sculpting of the ice ages and how climate change has affected the park’s few remaining glaciers. Take a virtual field trip along the 51-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road to view some of the park’s most magnificent scenery and learn about ecology and geological features along the way. Take in lectures on the flora of the park that ranges from towering Western Red Cedar trees to glacier lilies, as well as the wildlife that ranges from insects and birds to the majestic Grizzly bear. Throughout your online journey, share your enthusiasm for these natural wonders with your fellow Road Scholars as you continue to learn about the ecology and biodiversity of this treasured American park.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take a virtual journey along the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Landmark.
  • Learn about the geological forces that shaped Glacier National Park and the factors that affect the park’s ecosystems along the continental divide.
  • Enjoy lectures on the wildlife that inhabit Glacier National Park, from bugs and birds to the incredible Grizzly Bear.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Ashley Mason
Ashley started her career at the North Carolina School of the Art but transferred to Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina to receive her B.S. in Geology with a minor in field biology. Ashley then came to Montana to teach for the Glacier Institute and then completed graduate work at The University of Montana – Missoula in Environmental Studies. A veteran naturalist and conservation educator Ashley is a former Ranger Naturalist for Glacier National Park. In 2012 she was voted Audubon Educator of the year.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ashley Mason View biography
Ashley started her career at the North Carolina School of the Art but transferred to Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina to receive her B.S. in Geology with a minor in field biology. Ashley then came to Montana to teach for the Glacier Institute and then completed graduate work at The University of Montana – Missoula in Environmental Studies. A veteran naturalist and conservation educator Ashley is a former Ranger Naturalist for Glacier National Park. In 2012 she was voted Audubon Educator of the year.
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Ellen Horowitz is a writer, adjunct professor of botany at Flathead Valley Community College, and a long-time natural history instructor with the Glacier Institute whose outdoor education career spans 40 years. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors including Montana Audubon’s Educator of the Year Award, and magazine writing awards from the National Wildlife Federation. She is author of the award-winning children’s book, “What I Saw in Glacier.” Ellen and her husband live on a farm with their dog and eight mules.
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Denny Olson View biography
Denny Olson holds a master’s degree and was trained as a biologist and geologist, but his approach to illuminating nature with humor is better illustrated by one of his less formal titles: Professor Avian Guano. Denny is a published author, an educator with more than 30 years’ experience, and a master performer inspired by Native American storytelling traditions. He enjoys sharing his intimate knowledge of, and love for, Glacier National Park.
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Brian Peck is an independent wildlife consultant working with the Great Bear Foundation and Natural Resources Defense Council to bring about the recovery of grizzly and wolf populations in North America. His educational background is in wildlife biology and natural resource administration from the University of Massachusetts and Colorado State University, respectively. Brian spent 21 years with Boulder Colorado’s Mountain Parks and Open Space system, first as a Ranger and naturalist and later as natural resources and education coordinator. During the winter of 1986-87, Brian took a leave from his Ranger job to help the Wolf Ecology Project track the return of wolves to Glacier National Park’s North Fork of the Flathead River Valley. He later served as the wolf and grizzly recovery coordinator for the National Audubon Society before beginning his current career as a consultant.
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Vicki Forristal View biography
Vicki Forristal is an alumnus of St. Olaf College and earned a Master’s degree in wildlife biology from Montana State University. She began working with Road Scholar programs in 2011 as a group leader and currently works as the program director for Glacier National Park programs. As an avid outdoorswoman, Vicki enjoys exploring Montana’s wild places. She resides with her family in Whitefish, Montana.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Going-to-the-Sun Road: Glacier National Park’s Highway to the Sky
by C.W. Guthrie
Glacier – A Natural History Guide
by David Rockwell





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