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Glacier Institute 2015 Brochure
June 21-26, 2015

June 12-16, 2015
Upcoming Courses:

Instructor: Ellen Horowitz, B.S
Date: June 12, 2015
Instructor: Tom Ulrich
Date: June 13, 2015
Instructor: Steve Wirt, B.S.
Date: June 13, 2015
Instructor: Denny Olson, M.S.
Date: June 14, 2015

Upcoming Youth Camps:
Ages: 7-9
Date: June 14-16, 2015
Ages: 9-12
Date: June 17-19, 2015
Ages: 14-16
Date: June 28 - July 3, 2015

Upcoming Events:

Ages: 6-11
Every Friday starting June 12 to August 21, 2015

Date: July 5, 2015, starting at 2:45 p.m.
Info: Book a 1/2 day rafting trip and 50% of your trip will go to Big Creek Youth Programs!
Reserve you spot: Call Glacier Guides and Montana Raft at 406-387-5555 and sign up for "Rafting for Charity Event"

Academic Credit:

Big Creek Outdoor Education Center was designated a National Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places!  

Big Creek RS National Historic District:

Established in 1908, the Big Creek Ranger Station Historic District reflects construction dating to 1927 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its historical associations with the creation and administration of Flathead National Forest programs, and fire management in USFS Region One and the western United States. The property has added significance for the qualities of the buildings which reflect Craftsman influences combined with a rustic aesthetic, a typical format for USDA Forest Service buildings in the west and particularly Region One.

The buildings at the Big Creek Ranger Station retain a high level of integrity and reflect typical design patterning established by Forest Service architects of the 1920s and 1930s that pervaded throughout the 20th century. The simple, pattern-book designs evidenced in the buildings incorporate many aspects of agency design, from the utilitarian emphasis on rural selfsufficiency, to the Craftsman detailing discernable in gently-sloped rooflines, shingle siding, inviting porches, exposed rafters and purlins, multi-paned horizontally-banded windows.
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