Plan Your Field Trip

Register for a Program

The Mount St. Helens Institute offers overnight and 2-hour programs. Explore the mountain by day and by night with the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcano Outdoor School. Come face to face with geologic forces and discover the amazing stories of plant and animal life in the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone.


Click here to learn more about Volcano Outdoor School.


To learn more and to register email


Plan Your Own Field Trip

If you are planning your own field trip to Mount St. Helens, check out the Teachers Corner  on the US Forest Service Website.  It includes worksheets, useful links, and other information to help you plan your field trip.


Heading to Johnston Ridge?

If you are planning on visiting Johnston Ridge Observatory or Ape Cave, please register here.  It’s free and it’s required.