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. The park also offers free education workshops each year, combining instruction, activities, and curriculum development for teachers.

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Mount Rainier Institute

Mount Rainier Institute is a program of University of Washington and offers day-long and residential environmental education programs.

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Curriculum Materials

Find lesson plans on volcanoes, weather, ecology, and more.

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Plan A Field Trip

Learn in the field! From nature walks to snowshoe treks, take lessons to the next level with an education program in the park.

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Teacher Workshops

These interdisciplinary workshops combine instruction, activities, field sessions, curriculum development and more.

Last updated: January 19, 2022

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


360 569-2211

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