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Improve Your Place

A group of volunteers using rope and a crowbar to move a large boulder from a trail at Mount Rainier National Park.
A group of volunteers work together to clear a trail at Mount Rainier.
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Overview: Each living thing has a habitat- a place to live that suits its needs. For human beings, the community they live in is their habitat. In this activity students are encouraged to plan and carry out a service learning project that focuses on making positive environmental changes in their school and community.
Grade Level:
5 - 12
Objectives: Students will:
  • Identify ways they can improve their local area.
  • Create and carry out a plan to improve the area.
Lesson Plan:
Improve Your Place - word, 45KB
Improve Your Place - pdf, 180KB

Did You Know?

The toe of Carbon Glacier appears dirty as it is covered in silt. Mount Rainier is in the background.

Carbon Glacier, on the north side of Mount Rainier, comes to the lowest elevation of any glacier in the lower 48 states at 3500 feet. It is also Mount Rainier's thickest glacier, one section being nearly 700 feet thick.