What Rangers Do- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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Have you ever wondered what types of rangers it takes to
protect the 429 National Park Service sites across the country? Join an
education ranger as they explore these roles throughout the park service and
see examples of these rangers at Rocky!

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About This Program


Point to Point: $0.00
Point to Point Premium: $0.00



1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No maximum

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Literacy, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Please submit program requests at least two weeks in advance. Program times are flexible across various time zones. Our preferred platform is Zoom, but we can accommodate Webex, Teams, and Google Meets. Since we are a government agency, we are typically unable to send links from our own accounts and will need your video conferencing platform to connect. Once you send the request to us, we will review it and confirm within CILC. Following CILC confirmation, we will send a confirmation email via rmnpeducationranger@gmail.com with more information and relevant program materials.

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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.

About This Provider

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
United States

Rocky Mountain National Park is a special place that receives over 4.6 million visitors per year. However, not everyone has the opportunity to visit; therefore, Rocky Mountain National Park's Education Rangers bring a new way to connect students across the country (and the world!) to Rocky- via virtual programs! Virtual programs are a fresh, fun, and an interactive take on the traditional classroom setting. Through these medium, Rocky rangers encourage students to get up and move while they learn, collaborate with their peers, and explore their National Park together. We look forward to expanding the reach of these programs to inspire students, our future park stewards.

Virtual Programs Coordinator

Program Details


1. Program begins with an introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park and the National Park Service.
2. Students brainstorm different types of roles that may be needed to run a National Park site.
3. Ranger introduces the different divisions of the National Park Service. Rangers and students explore the divisions. As we explore, students are invited to present their ranger career in front of the class as we reach the division associated with their career path.
4. Students' new knowledge of career paths are applied to new scenarios that explain how rangers work together in their jobs.
5. 5 to 10 minutes is left at the end for questions and answers.


Students will be able to:
1. Identify the role of the National Park Service and what kinds of jobs the agency employs.
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.
4. Apply their knowledge to new scenarios.
5. Understand their role in the NPS community.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Colorado Academic Standards
SC.MS.3.8: Humans depend on Earth’s land, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere for different resources, many of which are limited or not renewable. Resources are distributed unevenly around the planet as a result of past geologic processes.
SC.MS.3.10: Human activities have altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging it, although changes to environments can have different impacts for different living things

Reading, Writing, and Communicating:
RW.6.1.1: Employ appropriate presentation and collaboration strategies to meet the needs of a given task and purpose
RW.6.1.2: Develop, organize, and present ideas and opinions effectively
RW.6.2.2: Analyze organization and structure of informational text to make meaning
RW.6.4.1: Pose research question(s), gather, synthesize, and credit relevant and credible resources, and present findings.
RW.7.1.1: Incorporate language, tools, and techniques appropriate for task and audience during formal presentations
RW.7.1.2: Prepare for formal presentations and use appropriate delivery techniques
RW.7.4.1: Pose research questions, synthesize answers from multiple credible sources, and present conclusions in an appropriate format
RW.8.1.1: Engage in effective collaborative discussions and analyze information presented
RW.8.1.2: Design organized presentations incorporating key details and claims while tailored for purpose and audience
RW.8.4.1: Pose important questions; identify, locate, and evaluate sources; extract and synthesize relevant information, and communicate findings appropriately