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Contact: Hollie Lynch, 301-491-0149
Potomac, MD –The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) seeks local educators to assist with delivery of new park education programs in Montgomery County, Maryland. The C&O Canal Trust, the park's official non-profit partner, will offer a daily stipend to educators. A training workshop will be held for new recruits in February 2015 at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. Educators will work side-by-side with park staff to deliver outdoor education programs along the historic canal towpath and the Potomac Gorge area.
C&O Canal partnered with Montgomery County Public School teachers to develop new education programs for elementary, middle and high school students and are piloting new programs during the 2014-15 school year. The programs encourage students to explore their local national park and support national and state curriculum standards. During the field trips, each class will work on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities specifically tailored to its grade level.Complementary classroom and on-line activities will focus on vocabulary, reading, and writing. Bus scholarships are available and will help schools afford the cost of transportation for their field trip.
To apply for the Canal Classroom Corps position, please contact the C&O Canal Education Office at e-mail us or by calling 301-714-2213.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park provides student-driven discovery and learning along 184.5 miles of historic canal towpath between Georgetown in Washington DC and Cumberland in western Maryland. Engaging school-aged students in science, math, history, engineering and technology, the park features educational opportunities for thousands of students across grade levels, content areas and school districts. For more information on the C&O Canal's education programs, field trip reservations and online teacher resources please visit www.nps.gov/choh/forteachers.