FieldSCOPES For Homeschools

Mount Rainier Institute has a long history of serving home school families. FieldSCOPES programs are designed to provide students with a hands-on education experience in a safe outdoor classroom. FieldSCOPES includes options for home school students ages 8-18 (grades 3-12).

*If you represent a co-op with multiple families, please contact us for special scheduling options.


It is best to join with other families or a co-op to create a group with at least 12 students. You may also register without a group (we will schedule you with other groups). Also, keep in mind most of the content is aimed at specific age groups (3rd grade and up). Multi-age groups need to be planed for carefully. Contact us to discuss this further.

Tuition ranges from $15-45 per student. There are discounts for groups/families with more than 5 people. Mount Rainier Institute, the National Park Service and our partners are committed to providing scholarships to ensure all students can participate regardless of cost. Please call (253) 692-4161 for scholarship information.

All day-program dates are subject to change or cancellation based on public health concerns.

We are now registering groups for Spring 2022 and the 2022-23 school year. For more information or date availability please contact:


John Hayes

Mount Rainier Institute Director


Phone:  (253) 692-4161

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For Ages 8 and up

For Ages 10 and up

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Not seeing what you are looking for? Contact us and work with our educators to adapt a day long field experience for your students. This includes the possibility of EXTENDED Day programs.

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The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.  Mount Rainier Institute is honored and grateful to provide programs that take place in the ancestral homelands of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Yakima, and Cowlitz.


Mount Rainier Institute provides outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.