Who Works in National Parks?- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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The National Park Service, established over 100 years ago, strives to protect various resources in over 400 sites across the country. To accomplish this goal, the National Park Service employs various types of rangers whose unique roles support the mission of the NPS.

Join an education ranger as they explore these roles throughout the Park Service and see examples of these rangers at Rocky through this interactive and engaging live program.

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1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimal interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Career Education

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out

Booking Information

Please submit program requests at least two weeks in advance. Captioning is available upon request - let us know in the "notes" section of your booking.

Program slots are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4pm MT.

Our preferred platform is Zoom, but we can accommodate Webex and Google Meets/Classrooms.

We will be joining you on your link.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us a week prior to connecting if you won't be able to make the scheduled program time- this ensures we can do our best to fit in other schools from our waiting list.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
United States

Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments in northern Colorado. Through utilizing basic video conferencing platforms, students across the country (and the world!) can bring Rocky Mountain National Park into their classroom! Whether your students are investigating the four ecosystems of Rocky, researching ranger opportunities, or delving into the fascinating world of winter, they're sure to have a memorable one-on-one experience with a ranger. Rocky's education program is proud to have developed this new way to connect with students that otherwise may never have had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. We look forward to expanding the reach of these programs to inspire students, our future park stewards.

Haley Stapleton

Program Details


1. Program begins with an introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park and the NPS emblem.
2. Ranger leads a discussion on the diversity of park service sites and the founding of the NPS.
3. Students brainstorm different types of roles that may be needed to run a National Park site.
4. Students present their ranger career in front of the class and the ranger elaborates with Rocky specific footage.
5. Students match tools to the right ranger.
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


1. Recognize the variety of Park Service sites and the resources they protect.
2. Describe at least one park ranger role/career in detail.
3. Discover how all park rangers work together to satisfy the mission of the Park Service.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)

Reading, Writing and Communicating
Effective communication requires speakers to express opinion, provide information, describe a process, and persuade an audience
Listening strategies are techniques that contribute to understanding different situations and serving different purposes
A clear communication plan is necessary to effectively deliver and receive information
Oral communication is used both informally and formally
Successful group activities need the cooperation of everyone