• Little Niagra

    Chickasaw

    National Recreation Area Oklahoma

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Become a Summer 2011 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher

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Date: January 7, 2011
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282

Chickasaw National Recreation Area is seeking a dynamic teacher to work as a uniformed park ranger as part of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program this summer. The teacher will assist with outreach, develop lesson plans, and take on projects. They will bring park resources into their classroom by developing and presenting curriculum-based lesson plans that draw on their summer’s experience.

The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program is a nationwide effort designed to offer teachers a professional development opportunity working as a national park ranger. During this eight-week position [June-August, 2011; dates flexible], the selected teacher will also perform traditional ranger duties, such as nature walks, informal interpretation on park trails and staffing visitor facilities.

The selected teacher will receive training, a $300 per week stipend and uniform. Housing in the park may be available.  For more information or to apply for the position, contact Lauren Gurniewicz at 580 622-7282 or by e-mail at Lauren_Gurniewicz@nps.gov. Applications can be found online at www.nps.gov/chic. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2011.

Did You Know?

Park Ranger leaning out of a patrol car

In 1972 park rangers in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area] caught a bank robber who held up a nearby bank. The suspect drove into the park, became confused, and wound up on the 15MPH perimeter road instead of his intended escape. More...