Ask a Ranger - Free!

by  Southeast Arizona National Parks

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How do you become a park ranger? What does the symbol on the uniform stand for? What makes the Southeast Arizona National Parks special? Ask these questions or anything else you may have wondered about the National Park Service during a live interview with one of our education rangers! This program has also been adapted as a teacher workshop on what the National Park Service has to offer in distance learning. 

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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No maximum

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Professional Development, Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

IMPORTANT: Members must provide Southeast Arizona National Parks with the connection link for any videoconferencing platform other than Microsoft Teams. Please check your email for a confirmation from a ranger requesting it. Requesting dates at least two weeks in advance is required. Also note, particularly if you are on the east coast, Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time year-round. We have availability most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8:00am - 4:00pm MST.

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please give us 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a program.

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Southeast Arizona National Parks

Hereford, AZ
United States

The National Park Service's Southeast Arizona Group (SEAZ) includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The three sites are managed by one leadership team, headed by a superintendent. 

Every park in the group is unique in its own right: the cultural history of Fort Bowie and the shaping of the American West, the geologic grandeur of the standing rocks at Chiricahua, and the Spanish history and rich landscape of Coronado National Memorial. Yet, each park shares more in common than geography alone. The SEAZ Group parks are protected areas where important historical events took place and where crucial biological habitats intersect. 

Join us in real time with a ranger to learn more about what one, or all three of our park sites, has to offer!

Carlotta Caplenor

Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction to the National Park Service and Southeast Arizona National Parks.
2. Students then learn about the presenting ranger, and see images from the various parks they've worked in.
3. Next, the ranger answers the predetermined questions using accompanying photographs and props to help provide a deeper understanding of southeast Arizona.
4. Students are invited to ask additional questions.


Participants will:
- Gain an understanding of what a national park site is and the various things they protect.
- Compare the different careers available in the National Park Service.
- Identify the local ecosystems and some of the plants and animals that live there.
- Develop an appreciation for the intricacies and moving parts of the operations of a national park site.
- Have all their questions answered about the Southeast Arizona National Parks and the National Park Service.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program is easily adapted and can be focused and aligned with a standard of your preference.