• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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  • No water at Weather Station Campground until further notice.

    The well at the Weather Station Campground is down for repair. Water is not available at the campground at this time.

  • Changes in compendium

    The Superintendent's Compendium for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was updated on August 19, 2014. Changes were related to designated wilderness, mushroom collecting, and the use of unmanned aircraft. More »

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program.

Be a National Park Ranger this Summer!
Apply for the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program
Summer 2009

Join the National Park Service! Put on the Ranger uniform, receive training, and work at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for eight weeks between June and August. Then, take your experiences back to the classroom to share with your students.

Teachers receive a $300/week stipend, a uniform, training, and housing at the park (if needed). Government housing is in or near Empire, MI, and usually shared with one or more seasonal staff members.

The Teacher-Ranger will have the opportunity to work on various projects and activities including, but not limited to, conducting Junior Ranger and interpretive programs, writing and/or reviewing curriculum-based school activities for all grades, participating in outreach efforts, and working behind the information desk at the Visitor Center.

Application Deadline is Friday, March 20, 2009

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.

Click Here to download a copy of the Application Form (pdf file, 23 kb).

Click Here to download a copy of the Principal Approval Form (pdf file, 15 kb).

Click Here to download a copy of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Information Flyer (pdf file, 105 kb).

Click Here to download a copy of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Position Description (pdf file, 73 kb).

Did You Know?

Cannery Boat Museum

The Great Lakes were the highway of the past. It was the main way that cargo and passengers moved through this area until roads were established. A variety of boats used on the Great Lakes are on display at the Cannery in Glen Haven within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...