• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Teacher Ranger Teacher

Beth Sandness, Teacher Ranger Teacher, conducting an NPS activity during Trailblazers

Beth Sandness, Teacher Ranger Teacher 2013, presents an NPS activity to the youth in the Trailblazer workshop in July 2013.

NPS Photo

For the past four years, Fort Scott National Historic Site has obtained funding to implement a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. Past projects that candidates have worked on are curriculum redesign, lesson plans, the development of distance learning programs, and a podcast on African American Soldiers.

In past years, Interns have also been involved in our Trailblazer program, which is a week long day camp for area youth. During this workshop, youth engage in a series of activities designed to introduce them to Park Service values of stewardship, protection, preservation, and education.

Ths site plans on participating in the program for at least the next four years. The candidate can make up to 3000.00 during the internship. For more information, call Park Ranger Barak Geertsen at 620-223-0310 or send him an email.

Did You Know?

Soldiers fighting settlers along the railroad right of way south of Fort Scott

From 1869-73, soldiers were stationed near Fort Scott to protect a railroad being built through this area. Soldiers fought squatters who had formed an armed resistance to the railroad. This was one of few times in U.S. history that the army took up arms against civilians.