• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

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The Sister Mountain Project Workshop - Japan 2012

The Second Sister Mountain Project Workshop will be held in the Mount Fuji area in August 2012. The purpose of this second workshop is to provide the Japanese Staff the opportunity to present lesson plans, examples of activities, and provide field trips in the area surrounding Mount Fuji. The educators will share examples of student work from previous lessons, update each other on the state of lesson plans, share new lesson plans, and renew relationships.

This workshop will focus on the five interpretive themes:

  • Physical processes
  • Ecosystems
  • Human Culture
  • Stewardship
  • International Cooperation

Did You Know?

The first photograph taken at Rainier's summit is dated August 14, 1888.

The first photograph taken at the summit of Mount Rainier was taken at noon on August 14, 1888. Among the group photographed that day at the crater rim are naturalist John Muir, and P. B. Van Trump, one of the first two men known to have reached Rainier's summit.