Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.
Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »
Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers
Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »
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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?
Floyd Schmoe was Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist. In 1923, he launched the park's "Nature Notes", a series of writings on various park-related topics. There are hundreds of editions of the notes in the park's collection, all of which are accessible through the Mount Rainier History & Culture webpage: More...