All day-program dates are subject to change or cancellation based on public health concerns related to COVID-19. Other COVID-19 prevention measures such as mandatory mask wearing will apply

 

Native Plants and Wildflowers at Pack Forest

For: Families, school groups, home-school groups

Ages: 3rd - Adult

Tuition: $20 per person (tuition assistance available if needed)

Content: Observations, Plant Families, Habitat Types, and Plant Identification

Registration: OPEN-Click Here to Register

 

While hiking and experiencing several ecological communities at Pack Forest, students will engage in activities, observation, and discussion focusing on the native plants and wildflowers that we encounter.   We will learn some identification strategies as well as the areas of the forest certain plants are most often found.

For Adults-Native Plants and Wildflowers at Pack Forest

Ages: Adult

Tuition: $20 per person (tuition assistance available if needed)

Content: Observations, Plant Families, Habitat Types, and Plant Identification

Registration: OPEN-Click Here to Register

 

Have you ever wondered about plants you consistently see on the trail?  Then this is the class for you!  We will dive into Pacific Northwest native plants and wildflowers, by observing plant communities, learning identification techniques, and practicing identification with field guides.  This course will be taught on trail and will predominately use the common names of plants while introducing the botanical names.

 

Snow Science

For: Families, school groups, home-school groups

Ages: 3rd - Adult  (Due to the nature of this program, we ask that participation is limited to these age groups)

Tuition: $20 per person (tuition assistance available if needed)

Content: Snow, Snow Water Equivalence, Glaciers

Registration: OPEN-Click Here to Register

 

Have you ever stopped to think about how much snow and ice is on Mount Rainier?  Come explore Mount Rainier's snowy wonderland with us.   We will pull on our snowshoes and get out to some of our favorite locations to dig into the science of snow! We will learn about weather patterns in our region, the lifecycle of a glacier, and calculate the amount of water in the snowpack.

 

Mount Rainier Wildflowers

For: Families, school groups, home-school groups

Ages: 3rd - Adult

Tuition: $20 per person (tuition assistance available if needed)

Content: Observations, Plant Families, Habitat Types, and Plant Identification

Registration: OPEN-Click Here to Register

 

Join us for a hike in Mount Rainier National Park to get reacquainted with some of your favorite wildflowers and maybe discover some new ones! We will visit two distinct ecological plant communities to make observations about wildflowers and learn some identification strategies.

 

Old Growth Exploration

Program: Field Trip

Format: Exploration
Grade Level: 3-12

Content: Ecosystems

Registration: OPEN-Click Here to Register


While hiking and experiencing Pack Forest’s Old Growth Forest, students will engage in four hands-on investigations focusing on the components that characterize the old growth habitat.

 

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We are now registering groups for spring and early summer 2021.  For more information or date availability please contact:

 

John Hayes

Mount Rainier Institute Director

Email: jhayes90@uw.edu

Phone:  (253) 692-4161

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