Mount St. Helens is a living laboratory for all – a source of new scientific discoveries and an authentic learning environment for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We believe in the power of science to help solve problems, inspire critical thinking, and make the world a better place. We seek to empower youth with the skills to become the next generation of land managers, innovators, engineers and scientists who will steward public land, keep our communities safe from natural hazards and develop the technologies to better understand our Earth.
We offer day and overnight field trips for schools and youth groups, summer camps, teacher trainings and virtual field trips among many other programs. Our educational programs are designed to inspire learning, curiosity and connection to the outdoors. Our programs and curriculum align with the Next Generation Science Standards and emphasize 21st century careers.
We believe that everyone, regardless of their background, physical ability, or economic status, can learn from and be inspired by the volcano in our backyard. Learn with us at the Mount St. Helens Institute!
Year-round remote learning about Mount St. Helens
Free curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards
Series of do-at-home science activities teaching about volcanoes
Year-round guided field-based investigations for families and small groups
Speaker series about volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest
Program offers in-depth training on Mount St. Helens natural history and amazing volunteer opportunities
Summer camp about geology and technology camp for cis and trans gender girls
Overnight camp for families
Adventuresome overnight science camp for youth ages 15-18
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