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Partners in the Parks: Glacier National Park
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Partners in the Parks: Glacier National Park

As the Crown of the Continent, Glacier is the headwaters for streams that flow to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and to Hudson's Bay. What happens here affects waters in a huge section of North America.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/8/2020 to 8/13/2020
When: August 8-13, 2020
Where: Glacier National Park
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150

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Please read the following before registering:

Affiliating yourself with your institution

If you are not the director of your program, or you do not hold a current NCHC Institutional, Professional, or Student Membership, and/or have not attended an NCHC program in the past year, you may not be in our new software system yet!

You must sign up as a "Contact" prior to registering for any NCHC program. 

Sign up as a Contact!

Be sure to select “Contact” when creating a username for our website. If your institution has an Institutional Membership, signing up as a "Contact" will affiliate you with your institution, and you'll receive the member discount. If you sign up for any membership aside from "Contact," you will be asked to pay for that membership fee.

You'll receive an email notification, and THEN you may start registration for the intended institute.

(If your institution is not a member of NCHC, please proceed as a "Guest.")

*Members receive a 50% discount on NCHC Partners in the Parks registration pricing!

Questions? Contact the NCHC office at (402) 472-9150 or

Institution Limitation for Participants

At the maximum, only two students from any one institution will be allowed to participate on an individual trip. If you are unsure if other students from your institution are signed up for the trip, please check with your school's honors office, or send an e-mail to 


Mandatory Documentation

This year, when you register, you will be required to turn in 3 forms stating your acknowledgement of different NCHC policies while you are a participant on your potential trip. To save you some time while registering, we recommend downloading these files now, digitally or physically signing them, and have them ready to be uploaded with your application.



Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana's Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It's crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears.


Tentative Schedule

Friday, August 7

  • Students arrive to Kalispell airport throughout afternoon/evening
  • All Stay night at Americas Best Value Inn, Kalispell.


Saturday, August 8 (Trip begins)

  • Travel to Park
  • Meet with Volunteer staff (Sonja)? or
  • Visitor Center?
  • Lunch around noon
  • Group Campsite at Apgar
  • Dinner
  • Short hike north side of McDonald and Evening Reflection/Writing


Sunday, August 9

  • Breakfast
  • Citizen Science Training?
  • Lunch
  • Service Project (Invasive weeds, perhaps).
  • Dinner
  • Group Campsite at Apgar
  • Evening Reflection/Writing


Monday, August 10

  • Breakfast
  • Going to Sun Road (citizen science/goats/sheep?)
  • Day Hike (citizen science/picas?)
  • OR
  • Begin Backpack trip in backcountry Citizen Science
  • Evening Reflection/Writing


Tuesday, August 11

  • Backcountry Citizen Science
  • Evening Reflection Writing


Wednesday, August 12

  • Hike out of Backcountry
  • Group Campsite (Apgar or other location dependent upon where we exit backcountry?)


Thursday, August 13

  • Leave for Kalispell/Airport around noon



Program Size 9 Students
NCHC Member Price $825 (does not include airfare)
NCHC Nonmember Price $1650 (does not include airfare)
Deadline to Register June 8, 2020









If you have any questions regarding your trip specifically, please contact your trip facilitator listed below. They will be sending you more information regarding what to pack, and any supplies you may need for your trip.


Trip Facilitator

Brian White, Graceland University




All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing to the national office and RECEIVED no later than thirty days in advance of the trip departure date.

  • Received prior to 30 days before trip departure:          Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee
  • Received within 30 days before trip departure:            No refunds granted

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