• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska


Group of Chilkoot Trail Backpackers hiking acroos bridge.

2011 Teacher Ranger Teacher Jaclyn Pace hikes the Chilkoot Trail with local teens and provides lessons on natural and cultural history.


The Teacher Ranger Teacher professional development experience at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park allows teachers to work with new technologies to help tell the history of the gold rush era in Skagway and Dyea, Alaska, as well as stories from the historic Chilkoot Trail. Teachers will have the opportunity to use iPads, Go Pros, and other new technologies to develop distance learning programs that can be utilized by teachers across the nation. Teachers will gain development in creating place-based curriculum, as well as working hands-on with local Alaskan youth in facilitating fun and educational programs.

Klondike Gold Rush Rush NHP has selected a Teacher Ranger Teacher for the 2014 season. Please check back in the winter/spring of 2015 for new professional development opportunities.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of horse mired in mud and snow

The White Pass Trail of Klondike Gold Rush NHP earned infamy as the "Dead Horse Trail." Over 3,000 horses died there as inexperienced gold seekers struggled to reach the Klondike. "The horses died like mosquitoes in the first frost, and from Skagway to Bennett they rotted in heaps." -Jack London More...