Park Rangers and Teachers Work Together Inspiring the Next Generation
The goal of the Park Stewards Program is to give high school teachers and students the opportunity to explore the relevance of national parks to their lives and enable them to become civically engaged stewards of their national parks through the implementation of yearlong service-learning activities. This goal is attained by having National Park Service (NPS) education park rangers 'team' with local high school teachers and their students to work together for one year.
The teams develop and implement service-learning projects that are relevant to their high school curriculum and the national park. This project fosters a sense of lifelong public lands stewardship in the Park Stewards/Adopt a Class of 2016 and their peers. Specific activities will include developing ethnobotanic knowledge to interpret a Native Plants walk and write curriculum.