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Contact: Marge Post, (928) 524-6228 ext. 264
Teacher-Ranger-Teachers Selected for Summer 2008
Petrified Forest, AZ – Petrified Forest National Park has selected two teachers to participate in the second annual summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program. Amber Struthers from Osborn School District in Phoenix, Arizona and Laura Speegle from Detroit Public Schools in Detroit, Michigan will work at Petrified Forest National Park from June to August 2008. They will learn more about the National Park Service and the resources at Petrified Forest National Park, while developing educational materials for use in the park and classroom.
National parks provide opportunities for all Americans to connect to their national heritage, through access to the ideas, values, and meanings associated with the cultural, natural, and recreational heritage of the United States. The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program expands these opportunities to teachers from Title 1 urban and rural school districts.
The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program began in 2003 and in 2007 became a national program. During the summer of 2008, national park units will have over 80 teacher-rangers in uniform learning about their national heritage and serving National Park Service visitors.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.