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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?

Artist rendering of the Osceola Mudflow releasing from Mount Rainier.

About 5,600 years ago the summit and northeast face of Mount Rainier fell away in a massive landslide accompanied by volcanic explosions. The Osceola Mudflow, a towering wall of mud and rock, thundered down the White River Valley where it deposited 600' of debris eventually reaching the Puget Sound.