The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is located in the southeastern area of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?


Parents & Teachers

Mount St Helens 30th Anniversary landscape photo


Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was established, in part, to promote environmental and science education.

Each year, over 10,000 students travel to Mount St. Helens to see the dramatic effects of the 1980 volcanic eruption, and observe how plants and animals have responded.

Teacher's Corner

Key Links to Information Resources for Students and Teachers are located in the upper right hand corner of this page under "Quicklinks."

Additional links for parents, teachers and students are listed below:

Visit the Volcano!

Students listening to a Ranger at Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center


Some groups travel to Johnston Ridge Observatory on Washington State Route 504.

Other schools visit attractions on the Monument's south and east sides, including: Lahar Viewpoint, Ape Cave, Trail of Two Forests, and Windy Ridge. All of these areas offer different educational opportunities and experiences.

Please check the calendar, register and plan your trip on-line at:

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Your comments about our educational opportunities, your planned visit and this web site are important to us. Contact us.