• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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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.
NPS Photo
 
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?

Winter snow buries the lower floors of the Paradise Inn.

At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.