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 »
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?
In 2014, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, just a week before the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore.