The National Park Service TRT program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service. Teachers participating in TRT will have the opportunity to engage in parks and park resources, participate in a webinar about lesson planning, develop at least one lesson to be used in their classroom or school, assist the park with an educational project, and increase their understanding of place-based learning. This program will offer teachers a unique opportunity to infuse their teaching skills with National Park Service based science, technology, engineering, mathmatics, history, civics, and humanities education resources. Administration of the program, professional development hours, and graduate credit hours are available to participants through the University of Colorado, Denver (UC Denver).
Did You Know?
Desert tortoises’ sharp claws and strong legs can dig burrows up to 30 feet long to protect themselves from the blistering summer heat and cold winter temperatures.