• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Teacher-Ranger-Teachers

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Andrea Montalvo, gazes across the Watch Hill salt marsh.
TRT educators spend the summer in the park, exploring its features and creatures, to help enrich their students' experiences in the classroom. Teachers share their knowledge and perspective with park staff, enhancing future park programs, too.
 

Fire Island National Seashore's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program is a professional development opportunity for educators. The park's barrier island resources and cultural heritage make for fascinating, place-based study and discovery.

The National Park Service-wide Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program links teachers to national parks, providing an opportunity for educators to expand their knowledge base, gain first-hand experience with park rangers and research scientists in the field, and to spend time developing lesson plans for their own classroom. The partnership benefits the participating school district, the educator, and the National Park Service.

Fire Island National Seashore looks for a Teacher-Ranger-Teachers willing to work alongside park rangers, interact with visitors, and assist with updating our educational materials and web-based resources. This position requires a minimum time commitment during the summer months, and a professional development stipend is provided. Housing is not available for this position.

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Did You Know?

The uppermost level of a long bridge sloping down to the island is covered by a string of cars and vans.

You may drive to either end of Fire Island, and walk to Fire Island National Seashore from either Robert Moses State Park or Smith Point County Park. You should anticipate long lines of traffic on warm, sunny weekend days. More...