Glacier National Park

Writing Assignment: Glacier National Park

For this assignment, you will be a news reporter for a day. Your boss has asked you to prepare a travel feature on Glacier National Park in Montana. Your boss has also heard that some of the glaciers in the park are disappearing and wants you to investigate why.

Create a podcast or script for radio or a slideshow presentation for TV as your news feature. In your report, include the following:

• Why there are glaciers in Glacier National Park, about how many years ago they formed, and about how many of them there are.
• What glacial landforms are found in the park and how glaciers played a role in creating those landforms.
• Why glaciers in the park are disappearing and to what extent this is happening, as well as an explanation of how scientists can prove that the glaciers are disappearing.

• What are some recreational activities available at the park and why it is a favorite travel destination.

You may want to check out the U.S. Geological Survey’s site on the park, or the National Park Service’s information on glaciers in the park

Last Updated on February 22, 2018