• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    National Monument Arizona

Intermountain Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

TRT Will Watkins

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Will Watkins at Big Thicket National Park and Preserve in Texas.

Why have Teachers in Parks?
National parks enrich the lives of many in this nation. They provide access to the powerful ideas, values, and meanings associated with the remarkable cultural, natural, and recreational heritage of the United States. The National Park Service (NPS) strives to provide opportunities for all Americans to connect to their national heritage through the national parks. However, these opportunities are lacking for some children-often due to a variety of social and economic factors.

For a full description of the program and a listing of Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) jobs open for applications please go to the new National TRT link http://www.nps.gov/interp/trt/participating.html

For questions about TRT in the Intermountain Region* contact Jason Bordelon at 303-969-2775 or e-mail us.

*The states of MT, WY, UT, CO, NM, AZ, OK, TX

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano

The large pueblos preserved at Wupatki National Monument were constructed in the years following the eruption of nearby Sunset Crater, sometime between 1040 and 1100. Volcanic ash, deposited in thin layers, retained moisture and improved farming for an increased population at Wupatki.