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Haleakalā National Park Offers Teacher Training Program

April 27, 2015, 2:25 PM HST
* Updated April 27, 2:26 PM
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Teachers view a no-longer-used nēnē nest during a training workshop.  Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

Teachers view a no-longer-used nēnē nest during a training workshop. Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

By Wendy Osher

Teachers currently working at Title One K-12 schools in Maui County are invited to apply to Haleakalā National Park’s Teacher Ranger program.

The six-week summer professional development program trains participants in park resources, an offers a $3,000 stipend upon completion.

Participants also develop a major educational project and complete an online graduate course from the University of Colorado Denver.

The upcoming program runs from June 10 to July 22, 2015, and is aimed at helping teachers expand youth awareness of national parks and incorporate new skills and park themes into classroom curriculum.

Teachers learn about park resources during a training workshop.  Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

Teachers learn about park resources during a training workshop. Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

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Program requirements are 160 hours and completion of a major educational project; 45 hours of online coursework; and 25 hours of NPS operational experiences.

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Teachers must be on island for the duration of the program, and there is no park housing available.

The application deadline is May 11, 2015.

For more information and an application interested individuals can visit the National Park website.

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The Teacher Ranger Teacher program is a partnership between the National Park Service and the University of Colorado Denver.

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