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Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier Institute provides outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. School overnight programs immerse students in a rich learning environment where they explore the natural world, develop a connection to nature, and build community.
- K-12 School Programs
- Single grade level class,Mixed/multiple grade class,Homeschool group,College/University class,Club or interest group (children),Club or interest group (teen)
- Programs are 4 days and 3 nights (Monday-Thursday), or 3 days and 2 nights (Monday-Wednesday & Wednesday-Friday). Fall season begins mid-September through mid-November. Spring season begins mid-March through mid-June. Be one of the first schools to attend Mount Rainier Institute! Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 school years.
- Grade level:
- Fourth Grade - Twelfth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Astronomy, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Fire Ecology, Geology, Glaciers, Hydrology, Leadership, Mathematics, Meteorology, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Recreation Ecology, Regional Studies, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Tectonics, Volcanoes, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Writing
Did You Know?
Carbon Glacier, on the north side of Mount Rainier, comes to the lowest elevation of any glacier in the lower 48 states at 3500 feet. It is also Mount Rainier's thickest glacier, one section being nearly 700 feet thick.