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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?

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.