George Washington Carver National Monument Seeking Virtual Ranger Teachers

Diamond, MO – The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument is looking for a Teacher Ranger! Application deadline is May 26th.

The Teacher Ranger Teacher program is a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers to spend the summer acquiring new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of Colorado Denver (CUD). The participants spend between four and six weeks in a NPS unit developing a major educational project and participating in an online graduate course from CUD.

The goal of the program is to train teachers in the resources and themes of the NPS so that they can return to their schools in the fall and incorporate their new skills into their classroom activities. NPS aims to especially reach students from underserved schools and districts by recruiting teachers from Title 1, urban or rural schools, and from tribal schools to participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program. Upon completion of the program, Teacher Rangers will receive a stipend and three graduate credit hours from CUD.

George Washington Carver National Monument is looking for a teacher who has experience creating a variety of lesson plans and is interested in working virtually to create interactive lessons for middle and high school students, to be delivered via distance learning or posted online. Social studies lessons will include Missouri statehood, slavery, and the Reconstruction era and its impact on George Washington Carver’s life and education. Science lessons will connect to STEAM, focusing on George Washington Carver’s work as an agricultural scientist and artist. For further information or to apply, please visit the park’s website:

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then 1/4 a mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, visit the park website at, or visit the park Facebook page. #FindYourPark #EncuentreTuParque

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Release Date: May 13, 2020

Contact: Diane Eilenstein, Park Ranger,, 417.325.4151

George Washington Carver National Monument

5646 Carver Road

Diamond, MO 64840

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