On Nov. 11, the University of Washington’s Mount Rainier Institute’s director John Hayes will present, “More Than Just a Field Trip: Mount Rainier Institute and how outdoor science schools help create a diverse and ecologically literate community inspired by nature and motivated to be stewards.”

Here is the abstract for his presentation:

“In partnership with Mount Rainier National Park, University of Washington created the Mount Rainier Institute. Located at Pack Forest, Mount Rainier Institute is an outdoor science school for K – 12th grade students, striving to target underserved audiences in the greater Puget Sound and Mount Rainier region. Mount Rainier Institute programs ignite an appreciation for science, conservation, and nature; build confidence in being outdoors; connect students to National Parks; and illuminate potential career paths in science and resource management.Mount Rainier Institute Director, John Hayes, will explore the impact of outdoor science schools, describe the unique approach of Mount Rainier Institute, and discuss the challenges and opportunities the field of Environmental Education now faces because of COVID-19.”

Please join us at 3:30 p.m. at this Zoom link. The discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. A usual Q&A session will be held immediately after the presentation.

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