Who Works in the National Parks?- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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Have you ever wondered what types of rangers it takes to protect the over 400 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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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
Microsoft Teams

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.

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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 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 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