UPDATE: May 13, 2020

Hello Friends,

We hope you're doing as well as can be expected during these challenging times. The blooming flowers, migrating birds, and beautiful weather reminds us that life goes through cycles. Even though this situation is difficult for us all, we are working hard to get through this and thrive again.

PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS

After extensive deliberations, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel all programming for both youth and adults through September 15. We were looking forward to a wonderful adventure with you and/or your families on Mount St. Helens. This was a difficult decision to make. The health and safety of staff, our volunteers and our students are of the utmost importance, and the uncertainty around the progression of the virus and state and local government orders presented impossible challenges.  

Specific programs cancellation details are below.

KEEP LEARNING

Volcano Tuesdays - science activities for volcano enthusiasts.

Bill Nye Live - a conversation with the science guy, May 16th.

40th Eruptiversary - talks and activities with experts on May 18.

KEEP EXPLORING

Read about climbing Mount St. Helens during COVID-19.

Know before you go. Learn about open trailheads and sites, expected services, and how to recreate responsibly. 

Depending on local and state government orders, as well as staff availability, health and safety, we will offer small group Private Adventures.  

OUR STAFF

All Mount St. Helens Institute staff are reduced to part-time until further notice. Please be patient with us. We will get back to you as soon as we are able.

HELP SUSTAIN US SO WE WILL BE HERE TOMORROW

With the loss of event and program revenue, our staff is trying to ensure that we have the roots and the seeds to start again after the ashes settle. If you are able, please GIVE to the future of the Mount St. Helens Institute, the next generation of scientists and explorers, and the mountain itself.  

We are excited about exploring new ways of bringing the volcano to people around the world while improving equity in accessing science education and public lands. Please let us know if you have ideas.

If you have questions please call (360) 449-7883 or email info@mshinstitute.org.

Take care of your families, friends, neighbors, and yourselves, and stay healthy.

Ray Yurkewycz

Executive Director

PROGRAM SPECIFIC CANCELLATION DETAILS 

GEOGIRLS

We will keep all GeoGirl applications for 2021. When the application period opens next year, we will check in to see if you would still like to be considered for GeoGirls 2021!  We are still discussing the 5 year GeoGirls reunion, so please stay tuned.

SUMMER CAMPS & GUIDED PROGRAMS

Please complete this form to donate, receive credit for, or receive a refund for your program fee. Your support matters but we know these are difficult times, and will offer full refund. 

VOLCANO OUTDOOR SCHOOL & FACILITY RENTALS

We will reassess fall programs and rentals in late summer based on government recommendations, department of health advisories and the ability (staff, equipment) to keep our staff and students healthy and safe. We will temporarily hold a 2021 date for your group. If your group has paid your deposit, we will refund you, or you may apply the deposit to 2021. If you would like to discuss online collaborative programming please reach out to us at learn@mshinstitute.org.