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 current teachers working in any grade level or subject area. For more information, please contact Wouter Ketel at 252-728-2250 ext. 3005 or Wouter_Ketel@nps.gov.
Applications are due on May 23, 2014.
Download the 2014 application here (208 KB, pdf)
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Did You Know?
Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.