The ProRanger Philadelphia program is an academic, technical skills training, and internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service.
Students take coursework during the academic year at Temple University and participate in internships at National Park Service sites during the summer. Follow their experiences here.
On March 18, several of the ProRangers gathered to make a trip to Philadelphia's own Eastern State Penitentiary! We met up on campus and walked to the castle-like prison for a glimpse into the past. It was a beautiful day to learn about the oldest prison in the world and gain some insight into the daily lives of prisoners who called those stone walls home.
Feeling the cramped size of an inmate's cell firsthand!
Thanks to those who were able to come out, and I look forward to the next ProRanger gathering and hope to be able to see more faces!