The National Park Service (NPS) has a long-standing relationship with teachers, schools and districts across the country. The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program was born out of that relationship. Although the program has evolved over the years, the primary goals remain:
In addition to the TRT program, Devils Tower National Monument offers a separate but similar "Teacher In Park" (TIP) program. Since this program is not administered through UC Denver, it has a few key differences. There are no graduate credits available for TIP, but appointees wear the park service uniform; also, the park and teacher both have more freedom to determine how best to utilize the teacher's time and skills.
Either program offers great opportunities for teachers to connect with their national parks. Basic requirements to complete either program include:
Last updated: January 17, 2018