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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.

The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program provides a solution: connecting students to their national parks through a teacher in their school.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is looking for a local teacher interested in fostering a strong connection between local schools and their National Park. Working as a Teacher-Ranger at Cape Hatteras National Seashore during the upcoming summer season will allow the teacher to bring their expertise to the park and take a deeper knowledge of the park back to their classroom.


To Teacher-Rangers:

  • Obtain a wide range of new knowledge and skills by working with park staff and partners
  • Enhance their curriculum in multiple content areas
  • Gain access to a wide array of teaching resources and tools
  • Begin or extend a life-long personal connection with national parks

To Schoolchildren:

  • Provide an opportunity to connect to their nation's heritage in new and creative ways
  • Learn about the possibilities for volunteering and paid employment with the National Park Service
  • Receive new tools and resources for exploring natural and cultural history

To Cape Hatteras National Seashore:

  • Opportunity to reach new or under-served audiences
  • Build a network of enthusiastic, knowledgeable educators who are able to teach their students and colleagues about the ethics and issues of heritage conservation
  • Enrich the park visitor experience through the programming and visitor service offered by the teacher-ranger

How to Apply

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial Teacher-Rangerapplications are due March 1, 2014.

For information on Teacher-Ranger positions at these parks, e-mail us or call Chief of Interpretation Mary Doll at (252) 473-2111 x9055.

The program will run from June 20 to August 12, 2014.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111

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