June 27, 2019
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National Park Service deadline for Teacher Fellows to study at Acadia is March 1

Community Author: Acadia National Park
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BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. Teachers will be selected to work on Mount Desert Island and at Schoodic Point. Acadia National Park invites full-time, K-12 public classroom school teachers to apply online by March 1.

The Acadia Teacher Fellowship program strives to connect teachers and students to national parks. Priority is given to classroom teachers from public schools with students who are underrepresented, economically disadvantaged, or have limited access to parks. Priority is also given to teachers from Maine schools who do not requiring housing.

“Many classroom teachers dream about living in and learning about our national parks,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “Acadia Teacher Fellowships are helping make those dreams come true.”

Acadia Teacher Fellows will receive weekly stipends, teaching materials from Eastern National, the park’s bookstore partner, and shared park housing as available. Additional benefits include a free class field trip to Acadia or a national park site near their school, plus assistance with designing an outdoor classroom at their home school.

The Acadia Teacher Fellowship program at Acadia National Park is generously funded by Friends of Acadia. For more information on the Acadia Teacher Fellowship program please contact Kate Petrie, Supervisory Education Coordinator, Acadia National Park, 207-288-1312 or kate_petrie@nps.gov.

To view this news release online, visit AcadiaNews.

For information on Acadia National Park, please visit nps.gov/acad or call 207-288-3338. Join online conversations on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram.