Announcing the 2013 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program - Apply Today!
The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program at Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters NHS provides opportunities for in-service teachers in the greater-Boston area to spend the summer working for the National Park Service in Cambridge, MA. Teachers lead activities and develop lesson plans based on their park experience for use in the classroom and park. The program focuses on teachers from schools with ethnically diverse student populations, who have had little or no experience with national parks or limited opportunity to explore them. Teachers from Title I schools are especially encouraged to apply.
Potential Park Experiences
Teacher-Ranger assignments and projects will depend on the individual and current park projects. Training in cultural history, interpretation, and National Park Service mission will be provided. Duties may include observing, preparing, and presenting educational or public programs, developing educational and interpretive materials and media, piloting and evaluating the site's new Junior Ranger program, providing community outreach, and working with other divisions in the park.
We have begun hiring for the 2013 summer season. The deadline to apply is COB Friday, May 3, 2013. Click here for an application
Did You Know?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" was published in 1855. The name Hiawatha is Iroquois, but most of the stories he drew on for his work were from the Chippewa.