NPS Academy 2011


In 2011, Grand Teton National Park in partnership with the Student Conservation Association, Teton Science Schools, Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the Grand Teton Association initiated a pilot program-called NPS Academy-for college students from diverse backgrounds across the United States. The goal was to introduce these students to career opportunities as natural and cultural resource professionals with the National Park Service (NPS) and other federal agencies. This program was inspired by a Department of the Interior initiative aimed at engaging America's youth in the great outdoors.

In 2012, the program will expand to include sessions at both Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains national parks. Grand Teton's NPS Academy will take place from March 5-9. Participants will learn about a variety of career opportunities through seminars, workshops, field trips and recreational activities. After successful completion of the March program, students will be placed into summer internships at a number of national parks throughout America: Acadia in Maine, Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks in Wyoming.

For further information about the NPS Academy, contact Vanessa Torres at (307) 739-3657 or email her at e-mail us.

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