• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher

Beckey Smith

2014 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Beckey Smith Working on her Blue Thumb project

NPS Photo

The National Park Teacher-Ranger Teacher (TRT) program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about the resources and educational materials through the National Park Service (NPS).

The emphasis of this program is to link National Park units and teachers from schools with underserved student populations in urban and rural school districts.

TRTs spend most of their time engaging with park education projects, learning about park resources, and developing lesson plans to use in their classrooms and in the park with students.

The TRT program is administered through a partnership with the University of Colorado, Denver (CU Denver). While participating in the TRT program, teachers are considered "student interns" at CU Denver. For more information on the program please go to http://www.teacherrangerteacher.org/

For information about Washita Battlefield NHS TRT program, please contact Kathryn Harrison, Education Coordinator, at 580-497-2742 x. 3015 or email kathryn_harrison@nps.gov

Did You Know?

Pre-dawn Attack

As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp, they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troopers were affected by the inclement weather, including field surgeons, Henry Lippincott and William Renicke, both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.