Professional Development

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Internships: Next Generation Ranger Corps

The Environmental Education team is seeking diverse men and women from 18-30 years old to become part of the Saguaro National Park's internship program-the Next Generation Ranger Corps. This program provides interns with opportunities to gain park service experience working directly on projects and with visitors while being mentored by park staff. This experience is valuable to compete for National Park Service or other outdoor recreation jobs.


Looking to give back and help foster a new generation of environmental and civic stewards? Consider becoming a Volunteer-In-Parks (VIP) for the Environmental Education programs at both the Rincon Mountain (east) and Tucson Mountain (west) districts of the park. VIPs are provided with comprehensive training to lead field trips, classroom visits, and other education programs.

Hiking Club Leaders

Hiking Clubs employ local educators to lead after-school and weekend hikes, providing youth the opportunity to have repeat experiences and interactions with the park. The Friends of Saguaro National Park generously support 10 hiking clubs at schools in Tuscon Unified, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Amphitheater and Sahuarita school districts.

Educator Retreat

This project, supported by the Friends of Saguaro National Park, serves to connect educators from tribal communities with the landscapes of Saguaro National Park. The sessions build a community of practice for tribal K-12 classroom teachers, college professors, and non-formal educators.

Contact Us!

For more information, please email our team. Please list Work with Education in the subject line. We look forward to working with you!

Last updated: February 12, 2024

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3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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