Any teachers out there interested in becoming a park ranger? The National Park Service may have a gig for you. The following information is from the folks at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur.
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is seeking a dynamic teacher to work as a uniformed park ranger as part of the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program this summer. The teacher will assist with outreach, develop lesson plans, and take on projects. They will bring park resources into their classroom by developing and presenting curriculum-based lesson plans that draw on their summer’s experience.
The Teacher Ranger to Teacher program is a nationwide effort designed to offer teachers a professional development opportunity working as a national park ranger. During this eight-week position (June through August; dates flexible), the selected teacher will also perform traditional ranger duties, such as nature walks, informal interpretation on park trails and staffing visitor facilities.
The selected teacher will receive training, a $300 per week stipend and uniform. Housing in the park may be available. For more information or to apply for the position, contact Lauren Gurniewicz at (580) 622-7282 or by e-mail at Lauren_Gurniewicz@nps.gov. Applications can be found online at www.nps.gov/chic. The deadline to apply is March 1.