KABOOM! Volunteers in the Classroom

If you are a teacher in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, or Multnomah County, Mount St. Helens can come to your class! A trained Mount St. Helens Institute volunteer will present a short slide show and hands-on activity.

REQUEST A KABOOM VOLUNTEER

1) Complete the form with a few date options.

2) The Mount St. Helens Institute will reply to your request and recruit and connect you with a volunteer.  Email learn@mshinstitute.org with any questions.

Presentation Options

Grades 1-2

  • Eruption: Discover the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
  • Life Returns: Learn how organisms survived and helped shape the return of life at Mount St. Helens
  • Summaries and Standards for Grades 1-2

Grades 3-5

  • Eruption: Discover the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
  • Lava Tubes: Learn how lava tubes like Ape Cave form (4th and 5th grade only)
  • B.A.D. Rocks: Explore volcanic rocks
  • Life Returns: Learn how organism survived and colonized to shape the return of life at Mount St. Helens
  • Summaries and Standards for Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

  • Eruption: Discover the forces behind the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens
  • Return to Life: Explore the ecosystem response to the 1980 eruption and learn how life returned
  • B.A.D. Rocks: Understand the difference in volcanic rocks and eruptions and learn to identify rock features
  • Summaries and Standards for Grades 6-8

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