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A Letter to a Ranger Service Project Post Visit

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts



Students understand the impact their service learning project had on the local wildlife and environment. Students consider things they can do in the future to have a positive impact on local wildlife and environment.


Writing materials or a computer


Students are given these prompts to write a letter to a ranger describing their community service learning project experience, as well as considerations for other eco-friendly activities.

Describe your service learning project. What was the purpose behind your project, and how might it impact the local wildlife and environment?

What did you like about your service learning project? What would you change?

Think of two other things you can do to continue to help the wildlife and environment in this area. What are they? How would they help?

Letters can be mailed to

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Interpretation
9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630

Or email to


Using their experiences from the service learning project, students will write about how their work affected local wildlife and the environment.


One of the goals of this project is to leave students with a sense of stewardship and personal pride. Ask students to write about, or discuss, what this means to them. Did they learn something new during this project?

Last updated: October 25, 2017