Mount Rainier Institute remains committed to providing outstanding nature-based education program for all. Though there is still much uncertainty about how we will be able to serve schools in 2021, we are staying busy enhancing our curriculum, developing partnerships, and preparing to THRIVE once we are able to fully reopen again.


Though the pandemic continues, we have developed polices and procedures that allowed us to safely provide day programs to over 100 students last fall. It was such a joy to have students here and makes us long for school overnight programs.


Hands-on, experiential education, connection to nature, community, and positive social & emotional experiences will be needed more than ever.


We hope to see you soon!


John Hayes

Mount Rainier Institute Director


John Hayes


Phone: (253) 692-4161

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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.