Little Niagara Swimming Area Closed
Due to low water flow in Travertine Creek, the Little Niagara and Panther Falls swimming areas are closed until further notice. The Little Niagara and Panther Falls picnic areas remain open.
Become a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher This Summer
Contact: Eric Leonard, 580 622-7282
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580 622-7238
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, in Sulphur, Oklahoma, is seeking a dynamic teacher to work as a uniformed park ranger as part of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. This teacher will develop and present interpretive programs, assist with outreach, develop lesson plans, and take on projects. They will bring the park resources into their classroom by developing and presenting curriculum-based lesson plans that draw on their summer’s experience.
The selected teacher will receive interpretive training, have access and an opportunity for online interpretation training, and receive a $300 per week stipend and uniform. Housing in the park may be available.
The Teacher Ranger to Teacher program is a nationwide effort designed to offer teachers an opportunity to work for a season as a national park ranger. During this eight-week position [June-August, 2010; dates flexible], the selected teacher will also perform traditional ranger duties, such as nature walks, informal interpretation on park trails and staffing visitor facilities.
For more information or to apply for the position, contact Lauren Gurniewicz at 580 622-7238 or e-mail us. Applications can be found online at www.nps.gov/chic/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm . The deadline to apply is February 15, 2010.
Did You Know?
In addition to a bison herd, from 1920-1934, Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District of Chickasaw National Recreation Area] was host to a small herd of elk. In 1934 most of the elk were slaughtered and fed to families needing relief from the Great Depression. More...