The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program provides opportunities for teachers to connect to the resources in a national park. Teachers develop lesson plans based on their park experience for use in the classroom and parks. The program focuses on teachers from schools with ethnically diverse student populations, who have had little or no experience with national parks or limited opportunity to explore the relevance parks can have in their lives and the lives of their students.
The selected teacher will learn ways to enhance their curriculum in multiple content areas using national parks. Assignments and projects will depend upon the individual hired and current park projects. Duties may include observing, preparing, and presenting educational or public programs, developing educational and interpretive materials and media, providing community outreach and working with other divisions in the park.
Training in interpretation and the National Park Service mission will be provided. The park will also provide uniform shirts and a $3,000 stipend. Selected teachers must be willing to undergo a Federal background investigation.
Interested teachers may download the application form below. Email, fax, or mail the completed application to the address on the form.
Applications are due no later than Friday, May 3, 2013.
Did You Know?
Boston Corbett (Sgt 16th NY Cavalry), the man credited with killing John Wilkes Booth, was a prisoner at Andersonville. After the war, he briefly worked in the Kansas House of Representatives as a doorkeeper. He was sent to an asylum and, after escaping, he disappeared from history.