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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

The nationwide "Teacher-Ranger-Teacher" program is a great opportunity for an educator to work as a seasonal park ranger. Denali is one of many parks that hires a teacher-ranger-teacher to assist our education team during the summer and bring the park back to their classroom in the fall. In 2013 two amazing TRTs from local schools helped develop paleontology education materials highlighting Denali's rich dinosaur history. Keep an eye on this page in mid-winter, 2013-14 for next year's program hiring; or follow the link above to find other parks that are hiring TRTs.

Denali looks for enthusiastic teachers to complement our vibrant education and interpretation staff. Denali's TRT typically assists with a one-week summer camp within the park, develops and presents summer science education programs for families, updates park education resources, including Junior Ranger materials. The majority of work takes place indoors, with the TRT moving between multiple projects and working with diverse collaborators during their experience. Candidates with graphic design and informal environmental education skills are preferred. The TRT is supervised by Denali's Education Team and is stationed at the Murie Science and Learning Center near the park entrance.

 
Children and ranger with hands in the air, practicing "hey bear!" etiquette
Ranger by summer, teacher by fall, winter and spring - Paula (far right) engages youth in Denali.
NPS Photo / Nathan Kostegian

Did You Know?

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The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing. Large glaciers are receding, permafrost is melting and woody plants are spreading. Comparison of "then-and-now" photographs and data from major vegetation monitoring should allow detection, understanding and potential management of these changes.