Glacier Institute

The Glacier Institute offers exceptional field and science-based adventures to people of all ages.
Since 1983, The Glacier Institute, a private non-profit organization, has been providing hands on, field based educational adventures to people from all over the world in nature’s wildest places, Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest, located within the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. The Glacier Institute is an equal opportunity provider of education.
The Glacier Institute courses take place in a spectacular outdoor classroom throughout the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.
The Crown of the Continent was a phrase coined by Glacier National Park advocate, George Bird Grinnell nearly 100 years ago to describe the magnificence of Glacier’s peaks and valleys. Today, the phrase is used to describe the larger ecosystem that boasts millions of acres and spans the U.S.-Canadian border. Besides Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the ecosystem includes the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the North Fork Valley, the Blackfeet Reservation and thousands of additional acres of public, private and tribal lands spanning from Banff National Park to the Scapegoat Wilderness.
The Crown of the Continent is the only ecosystem in the lower forty eight states where all indigenous predator and prey species are naturally occurring including grizzly bears and gray wolves. It is a place rich in biological diversity,
Native American heritage and unique geological features.