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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

The Preserve Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

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Kids playing "Heron Stand-off" with Teacher-Ranger-Teacher.

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News Release Date: April 15, 2013
Contact: Lisa Andrews, 239-695-1164

Big Cypress is now accepting applications for the 2013 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. Applications must be received by May 13, 2013.

The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program is an extended professional development opportunity for teachers to connect with national parks through a summer work experience. Teachers selected as teacher-rangers spend the summer performing various duties depending on their interests and the needs of the Preserve. The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program allows parks to reach teachers and students who have had little or no experience with a national park setting and provides opportunities to explore the relevance that National Park Service sites can have in their lives.

Teachers selected as a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher spend six weeks working side-by-side with park rangers performing various duties such as developing and presenting interpretive programs for the general public, staffing the visitor center desk, reviewing existing or developing new curriculum-based education materials, or undertaking special projects. The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program provides a stipend and professional development credits.

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