Plan things to do with people visiting national, state, or local parks.
• Tell visitors the park rules and give information about the park.
• Lead field trips to tell others about the park.
• Make programs to help others learn about special things in the park such as nature or history.
• Work at the visitor center of the park.
• Make displays about history, science, and nature for the visitor center.
• Write newspaper articles and make brochures about the park.
Where and When:
• Most work at the park or park office.
• Many work outside around the park grounds.
• Some work in the park office doing paperwork.
• Most need to work on the weekends when parks have the most visitors.
• Few work at night because most parks are closed.
• Many work during the week especially in the warmer months.
What or Who They Work With:
• People, visitors, school aged children, campers.
• Animals and plants in the park.
• Mobile Phones
• Park Buildings and structures
• Many work with Park Directors, foresters, and conservation scientists.
• Some may work with park groundskeepers.
Education and Training:
• Most must have a Bachelor's Degree (4 years of college).
- Park Manager
- Museum Technician
- Park Ranger
- Education Specialist
- Environmental Education Specialist
Related School Subjects:
- Who Pooped in the Park? Rocky Mountain National Park: Scat and Tracks for Kids by Gary D. Robson and Elijah Brady
- The Littlest Camper Visits Grand Teton National Park by Jennifer Haley
- The Mystery at Yellowstone National Park (Real Kids, Real Places) by Carole Marsh
- The Young Naturalist (Usborne Guide) by Andrew Mitchell
- Park Ranger True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham
- Visitemos El Parque Spanish Edition Rourke Pub. Group (Board Book)
- Backyard Birds (Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists) Karen Stray Nolting (Author), Jonathan Latimer