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. 

Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center and Quarry Wall

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.

Interpretive Activity: Mystery of the Quarry Wall

Interpretive Activity: It Almost Didn't Happen

Interpretive Activity: Roving the Past

The Old Stone House in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 

I worked on curriculum programs that Rock Creek Park was developing for DC public schools

My favorites include:

The Old Stone House - elementary lesson plan, Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

The Old Stone House Tour, Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

Rock Creek Park Nature Center

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.