Questions for the summer of 2013 can be directed to Merle Frommelt at Effigy Mounds National Monument. (563-873-3491 ext. 251 )
Be a National Park Ranger This Summer!
Join the National Park Service! Put on the ranger uniform, receive training, and work at Effigy Mounds National Monument for eight weeks between June and August. Then, take your experiences back to the classroom to share with your students and colleagues.
The Teacher-Ranger will have an opportunity to work on various projects and activities including, but not limited to, conducting Junior Ranger and interpretive programs, writing and/or reviewing curriculum-based school activities for all grades, participating in outreach efforts, and working at the information desk at the visitor center.
* The intent of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program is to provide well-rounded experiences for teachers serving as park rangers in national parks. From their experience, teachers develop National Park Service materials to be shared with their students in the classroom and/or on the web.
Click Here to download a copy of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Position Description (pdf file).
Did You Know?
An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.