Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:51 AM by Tara Oster - MTN News
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 8:56 AM
KALISPELL - Tens of thousands of children have received hands-on education thanks to the Glacier Institute, and now it's time for a 30 year anniversary celebration.
The institute teaches kids and adults about the outdoors and the importance of conservation and since the program started, more than 27,000 kids have taken part in the learning.
Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest serve as two massive classrooms.
"We think that these resources are very important to preserve, and we want children and adults to come to us to learn on the land," Glacier Institute Executive Director Joyce Baltz said.
"Children of course have lots of distraction nowadays, and we think it's important to learn about nature and learn in nature," she added.
The institute will celebrate their anniversary with a party that is open to the public at their Big Creek Education Center on Saturday.
(photo courtesy Glacier Institute)