Colorado/Utah – Dinosaur National Monument is currently accepting applications for the summer Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program. The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program is a professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service.
One teacher will be selected to work with park staff for six to eight weeks to develop lesson plans and activities focused on monument resources. Training will be provided. Teachers will receive a uniform shirt and a $3,000 stipend.
"We are specifically recruiting teachers from the Uintah Basin to develop a stronger relationship with our local educators," said Chief of Interpretation Dan Johnson. "The program is an excellent way for a teacher to receive in-depth exposure to monument resources while also helping us develop lesson plans and activities for school groups. When teachers bring students out for field trips, we want them to have a high quality educational experience."
The teacher will also have the opportunity to earn graduate education credit through the University of Colorado Denver. Interested teachers may download the application form from http://www.nps.gov/dino/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm and then email, fax or mail the completed application. Applications will be accepted until May 24th.
For more information, call Dinosaur National Monument (435) 781-7700.
Did You Know?
Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.