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Predator & Prey

Youth Adventure Series (YAS) Glacier's Predators and their Prey

Ages: 6-11

Glacier Institute Staff

Thank you for joining us in this exploration of the animals that live in Glacier! We will learn about adaptations that each animal has and how it helps them survive.

Meeting Time: Friday 9:00 AM

Meeting Place: Picnic tables at the Glacier Institute Field Camp (see campus map).

Food: Please bring a sack lunch, a few snacks and lots of water (2 quarts).

What to Bring?

  • Day Pack
  • Warm Clothes
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Change of Clothes and extra shoes
  • Full water bottle
  • Sack Lunch and Snacks
  • Paper and Pencil

Activity Level: We will hike less than two miles round trip at a leisurely pace, on and off trail through brush and over rocks during our navigation course.

Recommended Reading:

A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in North America - James Halfpenny, Johnson Books, 1986.

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains - James Halfpenny, Falcon Publishing, 1998.

Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign - Paul Rezendes, Harper Perennial, 1999.

Schedule: We will begin by getting to know each other and getting to know which animals live in Glacier Park. During our day together we will do hands-on activities to explore the following topics:

  • Animal adaptations
  • Skulls and skins
  • Habitats that Glacier's animals prefer to live in
  • Safety around wildlife

Our day will end at 3 PM.

* Please print out your course packet under product files.