Intermediate School Teacher Rosemary Krupar was selected as a teacher-ranger-teacher for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park summer program. This entails working with summer camp students at the Nature Conservancy, working on a unit to leave for future programs, participating in resource management monitoring activities on amphibians, pilot use of Ipads in environmental education, and make connections to common core curriculum.
Kruper will also do liaison work next year to bring the park to Crestwood through National Park week. She will set up a webpage and blog on Crestwoodexplorestheworl. org to share her experiences. She will be working in the park system June 10- Aug. 2.
The purpose of the Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) position is two-fold. First, it supplements the park’s Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services division by performing duties related to resource education and interpretation. Second, it allows the teacher to more fully explore a national park to enrich his/her understanding and appreciation of our natural and cultural heritage, and in turn provide students and educators with activities developed for use in the classroom.