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Become a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher This Summer

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Date: January 15, 2010
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?

NPS director Russell Dickenson

Russell E. Dickenson, eleventh Director of the National Park Service (May, 1980-March, 1985) served as Chief Ranger at Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in Chickasaw National Recreation Area] from 1953 to 1955. More...