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Discover how teachers can engage with national parks during the summer!



K-12 Educators


Spend your summer in our nation's largest classrooms and serve as a lifelong bridge between the National Park Service and your students. Explore the cultural and natural resources with students through hands-on activities, projects, and demonstrations. Create memorable experiences in the parks for the community's local youth groups. Earn graduate credits while you learn more about place-based education. Take what you learned about the National Park Service back to your students through a project you create over the summer.


June - July


Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments


  • FREE Professional Development in Place-Based Learning Experiences
  • $3,000 Stipend and 3 Graduate Credits from University of Colorado Denver
  • FUN!


E-mail to request an application.


Applications are due March 1. Interviews will be conducted in March. Selections made in April. TRTs participate in June-July. Stipends are released in the fall.

Learn More

Visit NPS Teacher Ranger Teacher to learn more about national opportunities and the graduate course.


There is no park housing available. TRTs must have their own housing and transportation. Work is performed primarily outside and includes long periods of standing, climbing steps and walking uneven surfaces, and exposure to Florida's high heat and humidity during the summer months.


Last updated: April 28, 2022

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1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


904 829-6506

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