National Park Service Programs and Curricula
National Park Service, Interpretive Programs. I spent several seasons as an NPS volunteer and later, seasonal Park Ranger. I loved creating ranger talks for audiences of all ages! I've volunteered at the C+O Canal in Hagerstown, MD. and Wupatki National Monument in Flagstaff, AZ. I served as a season ranger at Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal UT, and Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C.
As an interpretive park ranger at Dinosaur National Monument Quarry, I wrote interpretive activities according to the National Park Service goals, which included tangibles, intangibles, and universal concepts. During the summer months, we met with numerous visitors of all ages, from all over the world.
Rock Creek is a busy park and as rangers we worked in the visitor center, the Stone House, Fort DeRussy or other areas of the park.
Hanging out with Fred the Kingsnake in the nature center was always fun :-)
One of the best hikes and ranger program I led was through the Rock Creek Valley.