Bates Fork Area Closure: May 9-11
The Bates Fork area will be closed to the public from 6 pm on Thurs, May 9, to 7 am on Sat., May 11. USDA resource management activities will be conducted day and night during this time period. Call 803-647-3960 for info.
Congaree National Park is accepting applications from teachers interested in a challenging and fun professional development opportunity at the park in the summer of 2013. Two teachers will be selected as Teacher-Ranger-Teachers (TRT), working with park rangers for 8-10 weeks to develop lesson plans focused on park resources.
The teachers will learn ways to enhance their curriculum in multiple content areas using national parks. Assignments and projects will depend upon the individual hired and current park projects. Duties may include observing, preparing, and presenting educational or public programs, developing educational and interpretive materials and media, providing community outreach and working with other divisions in the park.
Training in interpretation and the National Park Service mission will be provided. The park will also provide uniform shirts and a $3,000 stipend. Selected teachers must be willing to undergo a Federal background investigation.
The nationwide TRT program focuses on teachers from schools with ethnically diverse student populations, who have had little or no experience with national parks or limited opportunity to explore them. Teachers from Title I schools are encouraged to apply.
Interested teachers may download the application form below. Email, fax, or mail the completed application to the address on the form.
Applications are due no later than Monday, April 22.
Click here for information about the nationwide TRT program.
For more information contact Chief of Interpretation Lauren Gurniewicz, e-mail us or 803-647-3969.
Did You Know?
The Harry Hampton Visitor Center is the first national park visitor center built in partnership with Army and Air Force National Guard civil engineering units, the South Carolina Richland County Delegation, Richland County and Columbia’s River Alliance.