Chickasaw National Recreation Area, in Sulphur, Oklahoma, 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-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 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 Applications can be found online at The deadline to apply is March 1, 2011.



For Immediate Release

Lauren Gurniewicz, 580 622-7282