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    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

What Do Rangers Do - Maine Learning Results

Acadia National Park Education District
What Do Rangers Do & Junior Ranger Programs
Grade 3

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • To show the diversity of jobs that rangers perform in the National Park Service.
  • To familiarize students with the purpose of the National Park Service.
  • To foster a lasting sense of park stewardship and connection to park resources

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
Students will be able to:

  • List four kinds of resources the National Park Service protects.
  • Describe three types of ranger jobs.
  • Complete five activities in Acadia’s junior ranger book.
  • Participate in a service project at the park.
  • Identify two park threats and two solutions in which students can take part.

ALIGNMENT WITH THE MAINE’S LEARNING RESULTS FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES 3-4:

Career Preparation:
A. Preparing for the Future:

Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the value of work to the individual and to society in general (A-4)

English Language Arts:
B. Literature and Culture:
Students will use reading, listening, and viewing strategies to experience, understand, and appreciate literature and culture.

Students will be able to:

  • Respond to speakers in a variety of ways (e.g. listening attentively, responding politely). (B-3)
  • Recognize basic elements of plot and recount events, ideas, and important details from material read, heard, or viewed. (B-9)

Modern and Classical Languages:
B. Reading, Listening, and Viewing for Understanding
Students will develop reading, listening, and viewing skills so they can obtain and interpret information.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of brief messages, commands, and directions. (B-1)

C. Oral and Written Presentations
Students will develop skills in oral and written presentation for one-way communication with an individual or a group

Students will be able to:

  • Present information on a specific topic in short written or spoken sentences. (C-3)

Social Studies
Civics and Government

A. Rights, Responsibilities, and Participation
Students will understand the rights and responsibilities of civic life and will employ the skills of effective civic participation.

Students will be able to:

  • Explain why certain responsibilities of democratic society are important. (A-2)

Creative Expression
Students will create and/or perform to express ideas and feelings.

Students will be able to:

  • Develop personal expression in works in each of the visual (2-D and 3-D) and performing arts (music, theater, and dance) (A-1)

4-2004

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.