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National parks enrich the lives of many in this nation. They provide access to the powerful ideas, values, and meanings associated with the remarkable cultural, natural, and recreational heritage of the United States. The National Park Service (NPS) strives to provide opportunities for all Americans to connect to their national heritage through the national parks. However, these opportunities are lacking for some children.

The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program provides a solution: connecting students to their national parks through a teacher in their school.

Cape Lookout National Seashore is looking for a local teacher interested in fostering a strong connection between local schools and their National Park. Working as a Teacher-Ranger at Cape Lookout National Seashore during the upcoming summer season will allow the teacher to bring their expertise to the park and take a deeper knowledge of the park back to their classroom.

This position is open to teachers in Carteret, Craven, and Onslow Counties working in any grade level or subject area. For more information, please contact Matt Daniel at 252-728-2250 ext. 3010 or Matthew_D_Daniel@nps.gov.

Applications are due on March 29, 2013.

Download the 2013 application here (222KB, pdf)

Benefits

To Teacher-Rangers:

  • Obtain a wide range of new knowledge and skills by working with park staff and partners
  • Enhance their curriculum in multiple content areas
  • Gain access to a wide array of teaching resources and tools
  • Begin or extend a life-long personal connection with national parks

To Schoolchildren:

  • Provide an opportunity to connect to their nation's heritage in new and creative ways
  • Learn about the possibilities for volunteering and paid employment with the National Park Service
  • Receive new tools and resources for exploring natural and cultural history

To Cape Lookout National Seashore:

  • Opportunity to reach new or under-served audiences
  • Build a network of enthusiastic, knowledgeable educators who are able to teach their students and colleagues about the ethics and issues of heritage conservation
  • Enrich the park visitor experience through the programming and visitor service offered by the teacher-ranger

Did You Know?

Portsmouth Life-Saving Station crew pose in their surfboat.

"You have to go out, you don't have to come back" was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service rescued shipwreck victims from stations located in Portsmouth, and on Core Banks and Cape Lookout. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...