Teacher Ranger Teacher
National parks enrich the lives of many in this nation. They provide access to the powerful ideas, values, and meanings associated with the remarkable cultural, natural, and recreational heritage of the United States. The National Park Service (NPS) strives to provide opportunities for all Americans to connect to their national heritage through the national parks. However, these opportunities are lacking for some - often due to a variety of social and economic factors.
This year, our TRT was David Glenn from Burgaw Middle School. He is a Science teacher and specializes in water quality, the food pyramid, and Astrology. Mr. Glenn assisted the park over the summer by creating a Science-based curriculum for 4th and 8th Graders. He provided guided canoe tours along Moores Creek for both of the park's Summer Camps, and he helped out with Living History Demonstrations, getting the opportunity to fire both the Brown Bess musket as well as a Revolutionary War-period replica cannon. Mr. Glenn has returned to the classroom, but his passion and commitment to the park's educational program has already led him to conduct several site visits with his classes, using the park as a classroom. He will continue assisting the park with several of its upcoming special events, including the park's 237th Anniversary scheduled for February 23 and 24, 2013.
Did You Know?
The last Scottish clan army was the militia raised in the Cape Fear area of North Carolina to fight as British loyalists in 1776. They mounted what is believed to be the last major broadsword charge in Scottish history. Their story is told at Moores Creek National Battlefield.