Now accepting TRT applications for summer 2013! Applications are due May 1, 2013!
The Teacher-to-Ranger-to-Teacher (TRT) program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Services. Teachers participating in TRT will have the opportunity to engage in parks and park resources, participate in a webinar about lesson planning, and develop at least one lesson to be used in their classroom or school. They will also be able to assist the park with an education project and increase their understanding of place-based learning.
Tule Lake Unit TRT Program
Teachers selected as a TRT spend 8-10 weeks working side-by-side with park rangers performing various duties such as developing lesson plans for the Tule Lake Unit's first education kit, reviewing existing education materials, and undertaking special projects. The TRT program provides a stipend, and professional development credits can be earned through University of Colorado, Denver. Once they return to their schools, teacher-rangers bring their national park knowledge and experiences into the classrooms to engage students, faculty, and staff in lessons and activities that relate to the Tule Lake Unit and other national park sites.
To the Tule Lake Unit:
Potential Park Experiences
TRT assignments and projects depend on the individual selected and current park projects. Training in Tule Lake natural and cultural history and the National Park Service mission will be provided. Duties may include preparing and presenting public programs, assisting with evaluating school programs, teacher workshops, curriculum materials, providing community outreach programs and helping to develop lesson plans for new education kit.
Teachers apply directly to the park by downloading and completing the application form. Applications are due May 1, 2013
Did You Know?
Barracks built for the segregation center were purchased by homesteaders after WWII. They can still be found throughout the basin being used as storage buildings and homes.