Come explore the Mount St. Helens landscape with us! We have field seminars, inspiring hikes, guided climbs, evening lectures, and other events aimed at deepening your understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic landscapes, natural processes and cultural past. The Mount St. Helens Institute is proud to operate under a special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service and is an equal opportunity education provider.
Foraging for Wild Mushrooms in October
Come explore the magical kingdom of fungi! Learn how to identify common characteristics of wild edible mushrooms on this MSHI Field Seminar
GeoGirls Rock in 2015!
Mount St. Helens acts as a natural laboratory inspiring enthusiasm for earth science in 20 middle school girls at an age when girls typically lose interest in science.
Volcano Naturalist Program
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