Professional Development

Interns and Volunteers prepare for program.
Interns and Volunteers prepare for in-field program.



Education Corps

The park has the ability to employ local teachers as educators for our Education Corps to lead place-based experiences for young people and to help their personal connection to nature and the park. Tucson teachers are familiar with the challenges education faces locally as well as barriers that prevent adolescence and their families from connecting with the park. Their experiences as teachers and knowledge of the park will promote park relevance and will continue the preservation and protection of Saguaro National Park. Due to funding, open positions may vary.

Internships: Next Generation Ranger Corps

The Environmental Education department will seek aspiring college level adults to become a part of Saguaro National Park's internship program, Next Generation Ranger Corps. This internship program, thanks to the Friends of Saguaro National Park, provides the intern to be mentored by park staff, gain park service experience, and to prepare the intern for their future endeavors.


The park is appreciative of the people who decide to become volunteers; many programs wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. The Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) program provides assistance for the Environmental Education programs at both the Rincon Mountain(east) and Tucson Mountain(west) Districts of the park. Formal training is providing during the fall season and job shadowing takes place during the first few weeks as a new volunteer.


Workshops for teachers and young professionals are offered upon request. Gaining an understanding of the natural world and developing knowledge of the Sonoran Desert can be beneficial to local teachers.

Ed Corps
Rangers and students stop in a shady spot at the Tucson Mountain District at Saguaro National Park.


For inquiry about our offered Professional Development, please contact our Education Coordinator.

Last updated: December 22, 2017

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