You may pick the park to work at
since we want our employees to LOVE their job! Your initial task is learning
everything you can about your park. Next, you need to educate others
about your park! This is a huge responsibility because future generations
are depending on YOU! Your major in college was Geology, so you will
specialize in the geology of the park .
Parks That Need
1.) Dinosaur National Monument
2.) Acadia National Park
3.) Capitol Reef National Park
& Canyon Lands National Park
4.) Channel Islands National
5.) Crater Lake National Park
6.) Denali National Park &
Glacier National Park (You will be flying back & forth)
7.) Wind Cave National Park &
Badlands National Park
8.) Hot Springs National Park &
Crater Of Diamonds State Park (you'll work part time here)
1.) You and a partner will choose
a US National Park. Make sure no other group is doing that topic.
(Group of 3 must do 2 parks)***
2.) Your research focus will be
the on the geology of the park but there
is other information to examine, as well, so that you can be well rounded .
3.) Interpretive Rangers develop
and implement programs to inform visitors of a park's historical, cultural,
and natural significance so you will be creating 3 items for the
Postcard B. Brochure
C. Multimedia Presentation
4.) The postcard
should be very general with pictures. The Brochure should give basic
information on things like hours, prices, things to do, directions, map,
etc. (keep it basic & professional, think of brochures you have seen in the
past) The Multimedia Presentation should encourage visitors and be more
educational about the park. **only 1 each, even if you have 2 parks**
5.) Be prepared to
share your information with the "visitors" and to field questions
6.) Questions for
A. What soil types are in the
B. Can any fossils be found? If so, which ones?
C. What rocks & minerals can be found in the park?
D. What formations are in the park? How were they formed? What major
geologic events influenced the park? Are they still at work today?
E. What are names of the well-known geologic/ scenic features in the park?
F. When were the features formed? Are they still being formed?
A. When was the park
B. Where did the park name come from?
C. Why was the park established? Why is it significant?
D. Find 4 other historical facts about your park.
A. What are the typical
weather conditions of your park? (highs & lows, precip. amounts, etc)
B. What should people wear during different times of the year?
C. When is the best time to visit with regards to weather
(maybe more than one depending on what you
hope to see)
D. How does the weather affect safety conditions?
A. What plants & animals can a
visitor expect to see in the park?
B. Are there any rare, endangered or threatened plants and/or animals in the
park? If so, describe them.
C. How can visitors enjoy the wildlife in the park while keeping themselves
& the animals safe?
D. What are the best times of day to observe the wildlife?
E. When a visitor is in the park, what biome(s) are they in ?
A. What activities can people
do in the park? Which of these are ranger-led?
What accommodations are located at or near the park?
What services such as food and souvenir shops are available at the park?
Is the park open year -round? If not, when is it closed?
What are directions to the park? (from Georgia)
What are the hours & fees of the park?
What are general safety hazards in the park? How can visitors be safe?
Future of the
A. What conditions exist that
may damage the park's resources, plant & animal life, or scenic qualities?
What conservation or environmental programs are offered at the park/ is the
park involved in?
Is this park threatened by encroachment of humans? If so, explain.. Is the
park an "island of green surrounded by city?"
What environmental concerns impact the park? (ie. air pollution, water
quality issues, etc.)