BTW 2013 Summer Teacher/Ranger Institute

2013 Summer Teacher Institute featuring the Greater D.C. Area National Parks

Environmental Literacy Learning in “America’s Best Idea”: U.S. National Parks

BTW has trained hundreds of teachers in this award-winning environmental education program that gives students the opportunity to learn real-world science in area national parks. Students engage in authentic data collection and analysis in subjects such as water chemistry quality, biological indicator species, runoff and sediment in the water, invasive plant species, and pollution to help them become environmentally literate citizens.


You learn like no other training . . .

Outdoor activities, free teaching resources and standards-based curriculum, easily implemented classroom activities, and field science await our partnering teachers.

  • Secondary (grades 6-12) science and math teachers in the greater D.C. metropolitan area (MD/DC/VA).
  • Maryland teachers may earn 2 MSDE credits upon completion
  • Stipend earned upon completion of institute, assignments, project, and participation in a BTW field study by November 27, 2013 (stipends issued December 2013)
  • Learn about and experience the wonder of our national parks with rangers devoted entirely to you during your time in the park


Your students . . .

  • Perform field science in national parks for free (no charge for park entrance or program; transportation not included)
  • Share their research online with other students
  • Experience natural and cultural treasures in their area
  • Prepare themselves with pre-activities and follow through with post-activities
  • Learn in a fun, engaging, and memorable ways


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Teacher Requirements and Expectations

Watch the video and see how the BTW process works!

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Deadline: June 1, 2013 or until registration is full (but hurry, registration fills fast)


Contact: Keith Roumfort, BTW Training & Education Coordinator

301.752.2856 / [email protected]




07/15/2013 - 07/19/2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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