Ranger Dangerous Duties

Park Ranger Jenn D'emilio managing a controlled burn in the park.

National Park Service

Everglades National Park presents

"Dangerous Duties Program"

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work in Everglades National Park every day? For park rangers protecting the park, removing Burmese pythons, catching poachers, or igniting fires might just be all in a day’s work.

What: Meet a park ranger and check out some of the tools of the trade at three show-and-tell presentations. Bring your curiosity and discover just how exciting a park ranger’s job can be.

Presentations fall on the last Saturday of January, February and March. Presentations are free, wheelchair accessible and fun for the whole family. Juice and Cookies provided by the Everglades Association.

Where: Meet at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center off of State Route 9336, nine miles SW of Homestead. While there, check out the interactive exhibits including a life-like alligator hole.

Chief Fire Officer for the Park, Rick Anderson, will be talking about the park's fire program in January.


Park Biologist, Skip Snow, leads the program to eradicate invasive exotic snake species (Burmese Pythons) from Everglades National Park. He is the featured speaker for dangerous park duties in February.

Saturday, January 31st, 7:30 – 8:15 PM
Wildland Firefighter, Rick Anderson
Saturday, February 28th, 7:30 – 8:15 PM
Wildlife Biologist, Skip Snow
Saturday, March 28th, 7:30 – 8:15 PM
Law Enforcement Rangers, Mirta Maltes and Willy Lopez

For more information, contact Everglades National Park at (305) 242-7700

Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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