Episode 8 features the Mount Rainier Institute (MRI), an education program at located at the foot of Mount Rainier providing regional schools with in-depth programs focused on forest science and STEM education in an outdoor classroom setting. MRI operates out of the Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental Forest, part of the UW School of Environment and Forest Sciences, which encompasses 4,300 acres of working forestland providing the resources to discover, teach and demonstrate the concepts of sustainable forestry.

On this episode, FieldSound visits the Mount Rainier institute for “Maple Syrup Day” to learn about experimental production of Big Leaf Maple Syrup alongside kids from a local elementary school.

Listen to Episode 8, “Maple Syrup Day”

Read about how UW is helping to build a maple syrup industry in Western Washington.

The Mount Rainier Institute is supported by the Mount Rainier Institute Fund and has received grant support from The Russell Family Foundation and Outdoor Schools Washington.