Learning outdoors is far more than just learning about nature. A recent Stanford analysis of the impact shows that outdoor education programs help students:
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Mount Rainier Institute has worked with many home school students. This fall, we have designated several home school days in our calendar.
From hiking and learning about old growth forests at Pack Forest, to wildflower walks at Mount Rainier Nationals Park, Mount Rainier Institute provides a variety of fun, affordable and educational activities for you and your family.
Mount Rainier Institute work with a variety of National Park educators, Education Service Districts, scientists, naturalists, artists, and others to provide teacher professional development opportunities designed to support your continuing education interests. Pre-service teachers and non-formal educators are encourage to join.
The health and safety of all Mount Rainier Institute participants and staff is our highest priority.
In cooperation with the Washington Department of Health and University of Washington Environmental Health and Safety, we have developed a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of everyone.
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The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations. Mount Rainier Institute is honored and grateful to provide programs that take place in the ancestral homelands of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Yakima, and Cowlitz.
Mount Rainier Institute provides outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.