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Channel Islands Live Hike: What’s in Your Backpack, Park Ranger?

Park ranger wtih child on beach.

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Students explore park ranger jobs through meeting a ranger in an interactive distance learning program. Students learn about job responsibilities by using objects from the ranger's backpack as discussion prompts. Program was specially developed for classes reading Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett in their Houghton Mifflin Harcourt language arts textbook. Can be adapted for other grade levels.

Broadcast length: 30 minutes

Grade level: Second

Objectives addressed:

  • Give one reason why we have national parks.
  • Explain one job park rangers have.
  • Share whether or not you would like to be a park ranger and why.
  • Share one way you can help protect national parks.

Program Documents

How to Participate

To participate in a Channel Islands Live distance learning program:

  1. Test Your Connection

     Follow one of these set-up instructions and run required tests:

     Preparing for a Channel Islands Live Broadcast Using Videoconferencing Software

     Preparing for a Channel Islands Live Broadcast Using Videoconferencing Equipment

  2. Schedule Your Program

    Upon successful testing, schedule your broadcast date and time by submitting the Channel Islands Live Broadcast Reservation Form.
    (Note: Save the PDF fillable form to your computer, add your information in the required fields, save it again, and then attach it to an email. The email address is listed on the form.)

Once your request is processed you will receive an email confirmation of your broadcast date and time. "Day of Broadcast Instructions" will be included with this email. 

Spaces are limited and request forms are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Education programs are offered Wednesdays from September to mid-June between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Be sure to keep any time differences in mind when requesting programs. 

If a live program is not available, archived programs can be used with program lesson plans. Other curriculum materials can also help educators explore the park with their students and meet their curriculum needs.

For additional information contact: Education Coordinator


Conservation, Environment, Government
National/State Standards:
California/history/social science—Grade 2.3
careers, jobs, park ranger, ocean, oceans, island, islands
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