The Mount St. Helens Institute is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for teachers.
Living with a Volcano that Came to Your Backyard
Discover some of the greatest earth on show with US Geological Survey scientists, US Forest
Service park rangers, Mount St. Helens Institute educators and middle school teachers who
regularly conduct field trips to the monument. This three-day workshop will include a mix of
content, instruction, curriculum activities and field experiences to enhance your school’s field
trip to Mount St. Helens.
The workshop is designed for middle school teachers who teach about volcanic processes,
products, and hazards. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on classroom and field trip
activities on the science of volcanoes in general, the specifics of the May 18, 1980 eruption of
Mount St. Helens and the hazards associated with living in its shadow. Participating teachers
will also discover new “Volcano Outdoor School” overnight options and curriculum packages
available through the Mount St. Helens Institute at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning
Center at Coldwater, and will receive curriculum materials and additional resources to use with
Who: Middle School Teachers
When: June 24, 25 and 26, 2013
Where: Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center
19,000 Spirit Lake Highway, Milepost 43, State Route 504
Toutle, WA 98649
How Much? A fee of $20 per person will be charged to cover the cost of providing meals.
Free cots are available for workshop participants to “camp out” inside the Science and
Learning Center. Workshop participants must bring sleeping bags, sheets/
blankets and/or pillows.
Washington State clock hours are available. An academic credit option is also
available for an additional cost of $40/credit; all credits are based on a quarter
For more information contact:
Grace Schmidt, Mount St. Helens Institute