• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Professional Development


Are you a teacher interested in spending the summer in a national park? The national Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program offers classroom teachers a stipend to work 6-8 weeks in a national park, develop curriculum-based materials, and share their park experience with their students.

Teacher Workshops

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers free professional development workshops throughout the year. Workshops vary in length from a few hours to 3-days, and are conducted in various locations throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.