The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly.
Mon-Fri: Closes at 5:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 4:30 pm to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. Sat-Sun: Closes at 7:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 6:30 pm. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is open on weekends and holidays.
The Paradise snow play area for sledding and sliding is open Sat-Sun, and on holidays. More »
Watch out for hazardous winter conditions!
As the amount of snow in the park increases, be aware of increased risk of Avalanches and Snow Immersion Suffocation. More »
2010 Workshop Japan Participants
Seiji NAKAMURA (中村 誠治)
Tatsuyuki, (Tacky) is a science teacher at Asumi Jr. High School in the Yamanashi prefecture. He teaches science classes to Kindergarten through ninth grade students, and also volunteers for Kawaguchiko nature study class when he is not teaching physics. He spent three months in the U.S in Colorado, Washington DC, and San Francisco in a program with the Japanese Ministry of Education. He is a nature lover, and especially enjoys aquatic insects and birds. He loves to spend his free time snorkeling, photography, and driving.
Tatsuya is a supervisor at the Fujiyoshida Education Research Center. Prior to that he taught social studies, mostly, politics and economics. His recent interest is in folklore, especially folklore focused on the history of Yoshida City which is famous for its five lakes and the trailhead to Mount Fuji.
Setsuro is a biology teacher in Mishima Lita High school, located on the eastern side of Mount Fuji. He develops Mount Fuji curriculum and activities for a nature walk program he leads. He loves developing new teaching materials for the field, and is especially interested in biological experiments and observation. Some of his most recent film recordings that were made for his science classes have been published.
Katsuyoshi (Katsu) is an English teacher at Haruno high school, Shizuoka Prefecture. Until this spring, he taught an international course at Yoshiwara High School in Fuji City, close to Mt. Fuji. One of his hobbies is to make picture books with many languages with his students. Recently, he published a picture book about Kaguya-hime, a legend in the Mt. Fuji area. He also has experience living in the USA. He is a big fan of MLB.
Chitose loves nature. She is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, and National Outdoor Leadership Graduate which took her on a 24 days backpacking mountain experience. Her first visit to Rainier was in 2005, as an intern graduate student from the University. of Utah. After she finished her master's degree, she accepted a teaching position in Physical Education classes at the Kogei Art School in Osaka, Japan. Her teaching philosophy is based on experiential education.
Did You Know?
Mount Fuji in Japan is Mount Rainier's sister mountain. Visitors from Japan have noted a strong resemblance between the two volcanoes. Mount Rainier is honored to have a contingent of volunteers from Japan come to the park each year for two weeks to work on a project.