Summer on the Mountain Events

2017 Events

We are currently looking for volunteers, partners, and sponsors for the Summer on the Mountain in 2017.  Please email rent@mshinstitute.org to help make these events happen!

 

The following details are preliminary and all events are subject to change without notice due to staffing, weather, or other things.  When possible, updates will be posted to the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center Facebook page.  All events are rain or shine!  We apologize that we cannot offer refunds for programs purchased in advance, but programs are transferable.   

 

May 13 | It’s a Blast

10am – 6pm @ the Johnston Ridge Observatory & the Science and Learning Center

Fundraiser for the Mount St. Helens Institute

 

Schedule of events:

1pm – 4pm | Music by Amber Sweeney (trio)

TBD | Volcano Naturalist guided Hummocks hike – trail, 2.5 miles

TBD | Volcano Naturalist guided Winds of Change walk – paved, 1/4 mile

TBD | Trash-cano, trash can volcano demonstration

All day | OMSI traveling exhibits featuring brain teasers and animal items

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase


 

June 10 | Art Eruption

11am – 5pm @ the Science and Learning Center 

 

Schedule of events:

11am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 4pm | Mixed media art workshops with Art-Adventures.com

12pm – 1pm & 3pm – 4pm | Youth nature art workshops

TBD | Nature photography workshops

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase


 

July 8-9 | Family Adventure Campout Weekend

12pm Saturday – 12pm Sunday  @ the Science and Learning Center

Capacity is limited, advanced reservations are required

 

Participants will choose from any number of activities which may include (these are given as examples):

Wild flower identification activities

Guided nature walk

Star gazing (weather permitting)

Eruption story skits

GPS scavenger hunts

Aquatic animal activity

Microscopes, geology, ecology, and more!


 

August 12-13 | Perseid Meteor Shower Campout

PUBLIC EVENT: 5pm – 9pm @ the Science and Learning Center

OVERNIGHT CAMPING: Capacity is limited, advanced reservations are required

 

Schedule of events:

5pm – 7pm | Music by Lincoln’s Beard

Night scope viewing (weather permitting)

Guided hikes

Arts and crafts

Yoga


 

September 16-17 | Sky and Star Party (night viewing weather dependent)

PUBLIC EVENT: 3pm – 12pm @ the Science and Learning Center

OVERNIGHT CAMPING: Capacity is limited, advanced reservations are required

 

Schedule of events:

5pm – 8pm | Music by Jawbone Flats

7pm – 1am | Telescope viewing included guided night walk with Rose City Astronomers and Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club (weather permitting)

TBD | Keynote speaker: former NASA astronaut, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

TBD | Guest speaker: Howard Knytych

TBD | Guest speaker: Greg Cermak

3pm – 5pm | Activities and crafts for all ages

3pm – 5pm| Photo booth station with props

5pm – 7pm | Dinner on-site, available for purchase


 

October 15 | Carnival of Colors

11am – 5pm @ the Science and Learning Center

 

Schedule of events:

1:30pm & 3:30pm | Music by Caspar Babypants (artist Chris Ballew, widely known as the singer of The Presidents of the United States of America)

12pm – 4pm | Face painting by Kelsey the Face Painting Lady

All day | OMSI traveling exhibits featuring brain teasers and animal items

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase


 

November 4 | Science and Learning Center Season Reopening

10am – 4pm @ the Science and Learning Center

 

Schedule of events:

TBD | Music by Raeann Phillips

All day | Activities and crafts for all ages

All day| Photo booth station with props

11am – 1pm | Lunch on-site, available for purchase

 


2016 Eventssummer-on-the-mountain-rack-card-addnl-sponsors

May 14 | It’s a Blast

June 25 | Music on the Mountain

July 9 | Sky and Star Party

August 6 | Art Eruption

September 3-4 | Family Camp

October 1 | Carnival of Color

 

Despite some challenging weather, we had an amazing total of 1063 participants between all 6 summer events! Thank you to everyone who supported and/or attended these events.

 

A huge THANK YOU to the following partners and sponsors who made these events possible:

Art-Adventures.com

Castle Rock, America in Bloom

Castle Rock Community Development Alliance

Friends of Galileo Astronomy Club

John Chao Photography

Lower Columbia College

Rose City Astronomers

United States Forest Service, National Volcanic Monument