Teacher Workshops

A ring of teachers hold soda bottles spraying plumes of foam.
Teachers experiment with creating soda bottle "eruptions" during a 2015 Teacher Workshop.

NPS Photo


Mount Rainier National Park offers a variety of free education workshops each year. These interdisciplinary workshops combine instruction, activities, field sessions, curriculum development, and curriculum review focus groups. Washington State clock hours are usually available. Unless otherwise noted, workshops will occur at the park's Community Building in Longmire.

2021 Workshop Schedule and Description

August 2-4, 2021

Changes Ahead - Climate Change at Mount Rainier
Take an intersectional look at how climate change impacts Mount Rainier and communities downstream including Native communities. Learn alongside peers through hands-on activities, guest speakers and field-based learning opportunities during easy to moderate hikes. 20 Washingtons Clock hours. Workshop and camping is available free of charge. Sign up here.

Climate Change Teacher Workshop 2021 Flyer

Workshop Full, please contact Annie_Runde@nps.gov to join the waitlist.

Offered again in 2022

Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard - Mount Rainier
Come spend a few lovely summer days at the park with US Geologic Survey scientists and park educators. The workshop will be a mix of content, curriculum activities, and field experiences. This workshop is designed for middle school teachers who teach about volcanoes, volcanic processes, products, and hazards. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the science of Cascade Volcanoes in general and the specifics of Mount Rainier volcano and the hazards associated with living in its shadow. Participating teachers will receive curriculum materials and additional resources to use with their students.


Last updated: June 7, 2021

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