Professional Development


National parks connect people to the natural and cultural heritage of the United States, but many American children aren’t reached by current park offerings.The Teacher to Ranger to Teacher (TRT) program offers one solution. Under the TRT program,selected teachers spend their summer working, and often living, in a park. For a list of participating parks, visit the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher website.

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


(301) 663-9388
This phone number is for the visitor center and is answered during regular operating hours. An outgoing voicemail message provides information when the visitor center is closed.

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