Teacher Professional Development

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Professional Development & Teacher Workshops

Everglades National Park is proud to employ team teaching for its education programs! Browse below to learn more about professional development opportunities for teachers and educators.

*In order to prepare teachers to assist with programming, teachers are required to attend a workshop prior to bringing their students on a ranger-guided program.

2023-2024 Registration Form

2024 - 2025 Program & Teacher Workshop Registration will be open as of mid-August 2024.



How Do I Register?

Register for a teacher workshop when registering for your 2023 - 2024 School Year Programs, when registering by using the link above. Simply select a workshop date when registering, and a member of the education team will reach out to confirm your program and workshop registration.

 

Teacher Workshop Dates

Teacher workshop & program registration will be available mid-August 2024. 

 
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Benefits of Teacher Workshops

  • Workshops familiarize new teachers with program opportunities, logistics, and safety considerations.
  • Park staff provide background knowledge and demonstrate activities that can be done in the classroom for pre- and post-site education.
  • The park works with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to provide professional development credit and can verify participation for teachers from other counties.
  • Workshops are typically scheduled on Miami-Dade County teacher work days or on weekends.
  • When registering for a ranger-led program, be sure to indicate if you need to take a teacher workshop; rangers will contact you to sign you up.

Teachers Without Scheduled Programs

Teachers are welcome to attend workshops even if they are not planning on bringing students to the park this year.

To register for a workshop without a scheduled program, e-mail us with your name, school, grade level, phone number, and the workshop you wish to attend.

 
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Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

Become a National Park Ranger this summer!

Accredited teachers have the opportunity to work as a “real” park ranger for Everglades National Park. Successful candidates will receive training, a weekly stipend, and a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher uniform. This is an eight-week commitment, at 40 hours per week. Total stipend is paid in one lump sum at the end of the summer. Some weekend work may be required.

 

Program Details

The 2024 TRT application process is now closed. Thank you for your interest! 

 

Questions?

Please contact us to register or for more information about professional development opportunities for educators.

Last updated: April 3, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733

Phone:

305 242-7700

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