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Enviro-Ethics

Historic photo of several golfers on the former Mount Rainier golf course in the Paradise Valley.
Historic photo of the former Mount Rainier golf course in the Paradise Valley. The golf course was later removed in order to restore the area's delicate subalpine meadows.
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Overview: Children are naturally curios about the environment. They should be encouraged to explore the world around them without causing any damage due to the choices they make in their daily lives. In this activity students will develop a "Personal Code of Environmental Ethics" for exploring and enjoying the natural world and reducing their ecological footprint.
Grade Level:
5 - 8
Objectives: Students will:
  • Distinguish between actions that are harmful and beneficial to the environment.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness and feasibility of making changes in their own behaviors related to the environment.
Lesson Plan:
Enviro-Ethics - word, 45KB
Enviro-Ethics - pdf, 180KB
Resources: Enviro-Ethics Life Web - English
Enviro-Ethics Life Web - Japanese
Personal Code of Environmental Ethics

Did You Know?

Trees and lush vegetation in the Carbon River Rainforest.

The Carbon River Valley receives about 70 - 90 inches of rain a year. Abundant rainfall and mild temperatures have created an inland temperate rainforest. Explore the Carbon River Rainforest on the 1/4 mile loop trail and learn about the rainforest ecosystem from exhibits located along the trail.