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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »

Teachers Spend the Summer As National Park Service Rangers

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Date: July 14, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

TRT Class of 2011
Teachers Spend the Summer As National Park Service Rangers

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has four participants in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program this summer. Teacher-Rangers work in national parks during the summer and share their experiences with their students during the following school year, wearing the National Park Service uniform to school when presenting park-related lessons. This program has been an extremely effective way to connect urban students to their national parks.

Kristina Schroeder is a first grade teacher at Ledgeview Elementary in the Nordonia Hills City Schools district. An educator for 10 years, she is excited to build upon her passion for outdoor education through her experience with the TRT program. Her goal is to connect her students, families, and colleagues to all that the park has to offer.

Ashley Foster is a science teacher at Cuyahoga Falls High School where she teaches ninth grade physical science, and environmental biology for eleventh and twelfth grades. During the school year, she is involved in many activities, including coaching girls' golf, ski club, and senior class advisor. Having the opportunity to learn and work in the park has been an amazing way to connect the park to the classroom, as well as being an incredible experience.

Scott Waseman has been teaching since 1990 and is currently a math teacher at Barberton High School. Scott looks forward to making connections from his classroom to CVNP. He stated, "Putting students into realistic situations in the park is a very powerful teaching tool. I hope to re-invigorate my students and my classroom through my summer experiences here at CVNP."

Ellie Reagan is a science teacher at Urban Community School in Cleveland. Ellie loves being a TRT because it gives her a powerful way to bridge her school's students and families to the great spaces and living things in the park.

For more information about the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program visit www.nps.gov/learn/trt/ or email e-mail us.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.


Download a pdf of this news release.

Download a photo of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Class of 2011.
Credit is: National Park Service.

Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.