Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ProRanger Philadelphia in the News, Part V

Federal News Radio (08/17/10)

"Park ranger internships guarantees students a future"


WHYY (08/16/10)

"Temple trains next generation of park rangers"


CNN Money(08/16/10)

"Can't find a job, college grad? National Park Service is hiring"


Washington Post(08/16/10)

"In venture with Temple U., Park Service combats looming shortage of rangers"


Monday, August 16, 2010

ProRanger Philadelphia in the News, Part IV

USA Today (08/13/10)

"National Park Service recruits students to guard historic sites"


Baltimore Sun (08/13/10)

"As half of park rangers near retirement, U.S. recruits college students"


Associated Press (08/13/10)

"Park Service has students guard historic sites"


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ProRanger Philadelphia in the News, Part III

Washington Post (08/11/10)

"National Park Service goes back to college to build ranks, diversity"


ProRanger Philadelphia in the News, Part II

KYW News Radio (08/04/10)

"National Park Service Looking to Renew Ranger Ranks"


ProRanger Philadelphia in the News, Part I

Philadelphia Inquirer (08/02/10)

"Developing park ranger skills in an urban environment"


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Being a Park Ranger - GETT

Rock Creek, Gettysburg NMP - click to enlarge

Briefly, and on a personal note: This summer has been incredible. I still can't believe that the ranger on that boulder is actually me. I always thought I'd end up working in an office somewhere, even though I've always known that sort of thing is not for me. But just this afternoon, I was helping direct traffic around a vehicle accident and a little later on I was performing a lock-out for a visitor from England who had locked his keys in his car (essentially, we broke into his car at his request. Don't worry, we made sure it was actually his.) - and before any of that, I patrolled by hiking for a couple hours through the forest.

I don't really have the words to describe how (again) incredible its been this summer, though I'll probably make an attempt later on, in a separate and more coherent post. For now: Having a great time in Gettysburg. Wish you were here.