Teacher Ranger Teacher

Are you a teacher who would like to spend a summer living and working in a national park? This is the program for you. Work at Point Reyes for the summer, then bring the stories and lessons of Point Reyes back to your students.

What is a Teacher Ranger Teacher?

The Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program is a professional development opportunity for K–12 teachers to spend the summer acquiring new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of Colorado Denver (CUD). The goal of the program is to train teachers in the resources and themes of the NPS so that they can return to their schools in the fall and incorporate their new skills into their classroom activities. NPS aims to especially reach students from underserved schools and districts by recruiting teachers from Title 1, urban or rural schools and from tribal schools to participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program.

Teacher Ranger Teachers at Point Reyes

The selected Teacher Ranger Teacher will spend between four to six weeks between July and September developing a specific education-based project that varies from year to year based on the parks needs. TRTs must commit a minimum of 240 hours and are enrolled in an online graduate course from CU Denver. The tuition is paid by the National Park Service. TRTs are required to submit at least one lesson plan as part of the graduate course.

How to apply

Download the application for the Point Reyes National Seashore Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. Email the completed application to the Point Reyes education office. Applications were due by Monday, June 1, 2020.


Last updated: June 27, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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