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.

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

Distance Learning Programs

Connect your class to Mount Rainier through curriculum-based free programs!

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A spotting scope with a distant view of Mount Rainier.

Teacher Workshops

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

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

Mount Rainier Institute

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

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

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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An example of a layered sediment experiment from the

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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Mount Fuji

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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A Volunteer at Mount Rainier National Park.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


(360) 569-2211

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