Mount Rainier:
A Story of Fire and Ice; of Challenge and Hope.

As a spiritual and cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier offers students clues to its tumultuous past while providing a place of beauty, solace, challenge, and hope for the future. Whether a field trip to this quintessential Cascade volcano or educational materials to bring stories of the Mountain alive, Mount Rainier has something for every student.


A student draws a fern while on a field trip to Mount Rainier National Park.

Plan a Field Trip

Learn in the field! From nature walks to snowshoe treks, the park offers a variety of educational programs in the park.

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Teachers sitting outside and working on lesson plans during a teacher workshop.

Teacher Workshops

Mount Rainier National Park offers free education workshops each year, combining instruction, activities, and curriculum development.

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Students measure the diameter of a tree during a field experiment.

Mount Rainier Institute

Mount Rainier Institute provides overnight educational adventures students will remember for a lifetime.

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An example of a layered sediment experiment from the

Curriculum Materials

Search for lesson plans related to Mount Rainier National Park, as well as for parks throughout the National Park Service.

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A Volunteer at Mount Rainier National Park.

Volunteer at Mount Rainier

Join our team! Participate in upcoming volunteer projects or apply for a long-term internship and other volunteer positions.

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Mount Fuji

Sister Mountain Curriculum

Mount Fuji in Japan is Mount Rainier's Sister Mountain. Discover the connection between these two mountains through an extensive set of lesson plans.

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The Mount Rainier National Park social media avatar.

Connect to MountRainierNPS

Join the conversation! Mount Rainier is on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, and Tumblr.

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