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Grief & Hope

We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis. Tragically, these four are just the latest additions to our nation's long list of victims of racially motivated violence and systemic inequality.  We kneel in solidarity with all those fighting to create a better world. Read more...

COVID-19 & Fall 2020


To say these are difficult times is an understatement. Thank you to all the teachers out there that scrambled to develop on-line school and kept kids learning.


Mount Rainier Institute remains committed to providing outstanding nature-based education program for all. Though there is much uncertainty about how schools will start in the fall, we plan on the 2020-2021 school year being our best yet.




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Mount Rainier Institute provides outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.