Have you ever dreamed of being a park ranger and working in some of the most beautiful places in the world? You can make your dream come true by becoming a teacher-ranger with the National Park Service. The nationwide Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program is a unique professional development opportunity for educators to gain hands-on experience in the summer working side by side with park interpreters, researchers, patrol rangers, resource managers, trail crews, and other specialists.
What is a Teacher-Ranger?
Teachers receive a $3000 stipend, a uniform, training, and housing at the park (if needed and available). Government housing is in or near Empire, MI, and usually shared with one or more seasonal staff members.
The intent of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program is to provide well-rounded experiences for teachers serving as park rangers in national parks. From their experience, teachers develop National Park Service materials to be shared with their students in the classroom and/or on the web. The program will focus on teachers from schools that have diverse student populations.
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