Join the Bureau of Land Management in protecting our public lands and promoting hands on learning through some of the United States’ most treasured cultural, natural and geological resources…become a 2021 Teacher on the Public Lands.

March 10, 2021 The Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, CA is seeking a K-12th grade teacher to become a Teacher on the Public Lands (TPL) between June and August 2021. Teachers will receive a $2,200 stipend for completing 160 hours of service.

Responsibilities include:

• Work at Cosumnes River Preserve in roles mutually agreed upon by the teacher, the Preserve manager, and the environmental education coordinator.

• Develop lesson plans for pre- and post- visit activities integrating CA’s Environmental Principles and Concepts and the Next Generation Science Standards for teachers planning field trips to the Cosumnes River Preserve.

• Complete the online course “Experiential Learning in the Parks” offered by the University of Colorado – Denver. Upon completion teacher will receive three graduate course credits, which can also be used as continuing education credits in most districts. All fees and tuition are covered by the Teachers on the Public Lands Program.

In addition, the Teacher on the Public Lands will learn how public lands and resources are managed by the BLM. Throughout the summer the teacher will have opportunities to work in the field with wildlife biologists, recreation specialists, ecologists, and educators.

The TPL program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the teacher and the Cosumnes River Preserve.

Application deadline is March 31.

For additional information and to receive an application contact:

John Durand, Environmental Education Coordinator GJUESD/Cosumnes River Preserve,

Become a Teacher on the Public Lands