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Contact: Hollie Lynch, (301) 491-0149
CUMBERLAND, MD –The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) seeks local educators to assist with delivery of the new education programs in Allegany County for the fall. The C&O Canal Trust, the park's official non-profit partner, will offer a daily stipend. A training workshop will be held for new recruits August 27-29, 2014 at the C&O Canal Classroom at Canal Place in Cumberland, Maryland.
The C&O Canal and Allegany County Public Schools have developed new education programs for PreK through fifth grade students. The programs encourage students to explore their local national park and support Common Core 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 to the field trip sites. Public and private schools in the Cumberland region are invited to join park rangers this school year.
To schedule a field trip or to apply for the Canal Classroom Corps position, contact the C&O Canal Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Additional park education programs are available in Williamsport, Maryland and Potomac, Maryland and similar projects working with the local schools to engage PreK-12 students are underway.
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.