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The Glacier Institute

The Glacier Institute is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1983 by passionate scientists who wanted to share their love of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. We are dedicated to providing quality outdoor education for elementary school children at our Big Creek Discovery School through day programs and overnight camping experiences. We also provide custom Adventure Camps and Outdoor Education courses for youth and adults alike through our Field Camp Site in Glacier National Park! Our instructors are recognized experts in their fields, published authors, wildlife biologists, college professors, naturalists and teachers. To date, we have provided over 32,500 scholarships to underserved youth and have never turned away a child in need of financial assistance. By joining as a member of the Glacier Institute, or even just participating in this fun event, you are supporting the next generation of teachers, river ecologists, naturalists, wildlife biologists and innovators!


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