By Anna B.
April 6, 2021

It’s pretty incredible that we live in a region with volcanoes! Hike around the extinct lava dome at Scouters Mountain in Happy Valley or take a drive to the caves, fossilized trees, and slopes of Mt. St. Helens to see the geography of our history. Volcanoes are fascinating examples of our living planet’s core.

Here’s our webliography of resources for learning more about volcanoes, along with a link to our catalog to find more books for exploring for geology-enthusiasts of all ages.

Volcano Science, Facts, and Fun

DK FindOut: Volcanoes

DK takes their amazing guides to an online format for easy researching for kids. Information is broken into different sections and includes a quiz.

National Geographic Kids

A playlist created by National Geographic Kids…all about volcanoes!


The creators at SciShow Kids have this great introduction to volcanoes.

Volcano Activities

From the Mt. St. Helens Institute, explore volcanoes through hands on activities, videos, and more.

Books to Check Out

Looking for books to check out? There’s a lot to choose from!

Volcanoes In The Pacific Northwest

PBS Mt. St. Helens

A series of videos created for kids and teens about the historic eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

Scouters Mountain

Hike an extinct volcano in our backyard! It also has a great view of Mt. Hood.

Visit Mt. St. Helens

Hit the road and explore the lava tubes, fossilized trees, and recovered forest of Mt. St. Helens.

Volcanoes In Oregon?

Find out the active volcanoes in Oregon and what to do about it.