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Mt. Rainier National Park’s Education Programs


Teacher Workshops & Internships

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.  An academic credit option is also available for some workshops at an additional fee through The Heritage Institute; all credits are based on a quarter system.

For more information on Mount Rainier Teacher Workshops, click here.

Field Trips & Education

Mount Rainier educational programs are offered at the Park Education Center and in the southwest corner of the park, from the Nisqually Entrance to Paradise. Find program topics and program formats here.

Mount Rainier National Park also is pleased to provide materials for three curricula. The “Sister Mountain Curriculum Project” explores the relationship between Mount Fuji and Mount Rainier; “Where the River Begins” traces the pathway of the Nisqually River; and “Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard” is a partnership project with the US Geologic Survey Cascade Volcano Observatory.  More information

During the school year, park rangers may also be available to visit your classroom as guest speakers.