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  • Mount Rainier National Park

    Mount Rainier Institute

    A Mount Rainier Institute student group poses in front of Mount Rainier on the steps near the Jackson Visitor Center in Paradise.

    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.

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Programs:
    K-12 School Programs
    Duration:
    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.
    Subjects:
    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
    Keywords:
    Mount Rainier Institute, mount rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Residential Education, residential environmental education, EE, camp, overnight, science, hands-on, inquiry, environment, outdoor education