A unique opportunity from the Chickasaw National Recreation Area:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, in Sulphur, 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-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-August, 2011; 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 may be available in the park or local community. 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, 2011.