Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

The Glacier Institute Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Glacier National Park

March 17, 2010, 8:37 am

Glacier National Park is quickly approaching its 100th anniversary – let the celebration begin! Glacier invites you to explore its land and discover the relevance and meaning of its million acres to your life.

Since 1983, The Glacier Institute, a private nonprofit, 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 Crown of the Continent, coined by Glacier National Park advocate, George Bird Grinnell nearly 100 years ago, describes the magnificence of Glacier’s peaks and valleys. Today, it is used to describe the larger ecosystem that boasts millions of acres on both sides of 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 Glacier Institute provides educational adventures to students of all ages. It also endeavors to provide outdoors experience to groups that cannot easily access them. The Institute relies on donor support to provide scholarships for hundreds of students as well as to fund critical upgrades to facilities, course development and teacher training.

We encourage you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Glacier National Park by joining the Institute as a member and a student. Your membership will make a difference in protecting and preserving this amazing ecosystem and your support can provide the inspiration for the next generation of teachers, river ecologists, naturalists, or wildlife biologists.

Click here to learn about membership, sponsorship, educational courses and volunteer opportunities. The Institute is an IRS designated 501(c) (3) corporation and your contribution is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.