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    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Mountain Manners

A hiker at Mount Rainier standing on a rock looking at Stevens Creek.
A hiker exploring Stevens Creek at Mount Rainier National Park.
NPS Photo
 
Overview: Children are naturally curious about the mountain environment. They should be encouraged to explore the mountain, while having respect for living things and their habitats. In this activity students will develop a set of guidelines for exploring and enjoying Mount Rainier.
Grade Level:
5 - 12
Objectives: Students will:
  • Express appropriate ways to treat living and non-living things and how to behave responsibly in a National Park.
  • Express their own rules for proper manners when exploring the outdoors.
Lesson Plan:
Mountain Manners - word, 45KB
Mountain Manners - pdf, 172KB

Did You Know?

Mount Rainier summit with Mount Adams in the distance.

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range. From various locations around the park you can see four other Cascade volcanoes: Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak. On a clear day, you can see the tip of Mount Hood, in northern Oregon, from Paradise Meadows.