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Spring is around the corner, and that means rain, climbing permits are on sale, and it's time to start planning your summer adventures. Please remember that rapidly changing conditions are common on the mountain this time of year, so make sure to check conditions before you go. If you're not climbing this season, you can always check out the Hummocks trail, as recommended by Craig Romano. Read on for his Ramblings and more in this edition of Rumblings.
Join our experienced guides on one of many adventures in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Get up close and personal with one of the fastest-growing glaciers in the United States on the Glacier Overlook Hike. Join a Summit Climb and head to the crater rim for spectacular views. Learn about the rich history of the area on an Eruption Hike. These adventures and more are open for registration, so what are you waiting for?
Views and Brews 2022 Kicks off March 28th with Julie Beeler
Views and Brews returns on March 28th at 6 PM PST. Join MSHI as we welcome Julie Beeler, a long-time friend of the Institute and creator of the Mushroom Color Atlas. Julie will take us on a colorful journey into the world of mycology. Sign up now, and check the Views & Brews page to learn more about our other speakers.
The Washington State House passed House Bill 2078 on Saturday, February 12th. It is now in the Senate, where if passed, the bill will extend outdoor school funding to every single fifth and sixth-grader in the state! MSHI, and our partners, believe all kids deserve access to outdoor school, regardless of their region, background, or economic status. Our Executive Director, Ray Yurkewycz currently serves on the board of the Washington Outdoor School Coalition because he knows firsthand that outdoor school builds confidence in today's youth, sparks their curiosity, and sets them up for future success in the classroom, and beyond. Now, we need Washington residents to voice their support. Tell your senator that YOU support outdoor school for all.
Live virtual field trips are underway at Mount St. Helens. These science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses take youth on an exciting and educational trip to our favorite volcano. These courses offer many options to suit the specific needs of your class. Busy teachers can run the course as is, but those looking to customize the experience can do so. These courses scale from a classroom environment to small teams, to individuals. How will your students explore Mount St. Helens this year? The choice is yours.
Before the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens, many geologists from around the world believed that the copious mounds found around many volcanoes were the result of mudflows or glaciers. Mount St Helens’ massive debris-avalanche proved otherwise.
Mount St. Helens Institute operates under a special use permit from the US Forest Service and is honored to work on the Traditional Cultural Property, ancestral and present-day lands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.
Mount St. Helens Institute is an equal opportunity provider.