Distance Learning

"Ask a Ranger" Virtual Program - All Grades

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Science,Social Studies

Teachers: do you and your students have questions for the rangers of Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Invite us to virtually visit your class and get some answers.

Subject Matter

The "Ask a Ranger" program provides an opportunity for your students to interact with a ranger through a live videoconference session.

Have your students prepare questions in advance on such topics as Cuyahoga Valley ecology, geology, human history, life and work in the national park, etc. Then spend time with a ranger discussing the answers to the questions.


We will reserve an hour-long time block for your class. We will conduct a brief test call before the virtual visit begins. The videoconference itself can be between 15 and 45 minutes long, as desired. All reservations begin and end within the hour reserved.

Schedule a “Visit”

"Ask a Ranger" sessions have ended for the 2020-2021 school year. Check back in August for our fall program calendar.

To register, email us at CUVA_Education@nps.gov with the following information:

  • Preferred date and time block (Eastern time zone)
  • Second-choice date and time block (Eastern time zone)
  • Topic/theme of student questions
  • Grade level of students
  • Number of students
  • Name and location of school
  • Contact information for teacher(s)
  • Videoconference platform to be used


Program Preparation

Please have your students prepare thoughtful questions prior to your scheduled program. Questions must be emailed to CUVA_Education@nps.gov at least 2 weeks in advance.

Technology Considerations

We are currently able to join virtual meetings hosted by schools in the following apps/platforms:

  • Microsoft Teams/Skype
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • WebEx
  • GoToMeeting


Learn More

Distance learning is the newest addition to our education offerings at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn more about what else we offer for educators and students, visit our Education page.

Last updated: June 3, 2021