Multi-day overnight environmental education programs are powerful experiences for students.  These programs are not only important sources of science education and academic enrichment, but they help students develop positive connections to the environment, foster awareness and appreciation, promote environmental stewardship, and support positive social and community development.

Despite the potential power of residential environmental education, relatively few students in Washington have the opportunity to experience such important and impactful programs.  This opportunity gap is particularly evident in the economically disadvantaged areas throughout Washington.


Mount Rainier Institute is committed to providing these experiences to all students. To do this we rely on the generous support from the philanthropic community. Funds are used to offset operating costs and to support tuition assistance to schools.


Mount Rainier Institute will also be accepting donations of outdoor gear. Many of the students attending Mount Rainier Institute lack appropriate outdoor clothing such as good rain gear, boots, and warm layers.


If you would like to support Mount Rainier Institute, please make a contribution to University of Washington's "Mount Rainier Institute Fund" today.



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