How can we leverage the power of place to radically engage student curiosity? "Mountain learning days, beach learning days, improving the physical space of our school, camp outs"; all were ideas generated to answer our driving question. We do not have to be situated in a national park to implement place-based education. If we make the city of Vista/Oceanside the text, students can become active change makers and problem solvers in their community. Start with an inquiry into a community, identify problems, and revise/create curriculum to spark relevant learning.