I hope you enjoy the new and improved Rumblings!
In this issue, you’ll find quick access to cool events and programs over the next 3 months (including BILL NYE LIVE!), a highlight of one of our impactful programs (Afterschool Adventures), an article on science at Mount St. Helens (Field Notes) and “Romano’s Ramblings,” a recurring column about hiking at Mount St. Helens by guest contributor and famed Washington hiking guidebook author, Craig Romano.
Mount St. Helens Institute
VANCOUVER VIEWS AND BREWS: MOUNTAIN GOATS RETURN TO LAWETLAT'LA
Tuesday, April 17
Loowit Brewing- Vancouver, WA
Wednesday, April 18
Lucky Lab Quimby Beer Hall- Portland
Thursday, April 19
Ashtown Brewing- Longview, WA
Friday, May 18
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Saturday, May 19
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Johnston Ridge Observatory
Friday, June 29-Sunday, July 1
Science & Learning Center
SEE ALL OUR EVENTS!
by Craig Romano
Formed when debris and earth from the 1980 eruption dammed Coldwater Creek, Coldwater Lake is now more than four miles long and 200 feet deep. Wildlife is abundant along its shores. The views are continuous. Wildflowers are prolific from late spring through the summer. And surrounding mountains and ridges beautifully reflect on the lake’s waters when placid—or mirror rippling images when breezes funnel down from the surrounding slopes.
By Colleen Wieman (Communications Volunteer) and Ray Yurkewycz, Executive Director
Hidden in the forest and baited with scent, cameras are giving researchers a glimpse of wildlife in the Mount St. Helens region.
“To my knowledge, our study is the first to use a network of remote cameras to assess large mammal occurrence and abundance in the post-eruption landscape,” said Charlie Crisafulli, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station Ecologist and collaborator in the Mount St. Helens wildlife camera project.
During this new and exciting program, Students from Discovery and McLoughlin Middle Schools gathered for a few hours each week to learn about our mission of science, education, and exploration. Family-Community Resource Centers work to help all children succeed by removing barriers and connecting families with available community resources.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Presents
On the 38th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, Bill Nye (NETFLIX's Bill Nye Saves the World and PBS' Bill Nye the Science Guy) brings his perspective on science, the effects of the eruption, and how we can all work together to, quite literally, save the world.
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