Student Guide

Are you a student working on a project about Mount Rainier National Park? Come along with us on a virtual trip through the park by clicking the pictures below!

A Cascade red fox in the snow.

Discover the animals who call Mount Rainier home.

A subalpine meadow of purple and white wildflowers with the Tatoosh mountains in the background.
Plants and Life Zones

Explore the ecosystems and plants of Mount Rainier.

Evening sun on Mount Rainier.
Mount Rainier is a Volcano

Mount Rainier is the tallest and one of the most active volcanoes in the Cascade mountain range.

Kautz Glacier

Check out the power of Mount Rainier's glaciers.

Men golfing with Mount Rainier in the background
Mount Rainier History

Discover the mountain's past!

Mount Rainier as seen from Paradise meadows in fall.
Fast Facts

How tall is Mount Rainier? When did it become a national park? Get those answers and more.

Students walk along a trail.
Maps, Adventures, Hikes, and more

Find park maps and fun adventures for when you visit.

A black-tailed deer walks through a field of wildflowers.
Photos, Videos, and Webcams

See photos, watch videos, and check out our webcams to see what the park is like right now.


For Older Students

What do you want to learn? Follow these links for more in-depth information.

  • Did you know that Mount Rainier is a volcano?
  • The peak is so tall and gets so much snow that it is covered in glaciers.
  • Below the glaciers, Mount Rainier has a necklace of subalpine meadows filled with wildflowers.
  • The lower slopes and valleys are covered in a blanket of old-growth forest.
  • Many animals live on Mount Rainier, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds.

Tell Your Teacher!

Formal education programs are available for school and youth groups. For more information, contact the park's Education Specialist at 360-569-6591 or by e-mail.

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Last updated: May 5, 2020

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Ashford, WA 98304


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