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MRPA Ranger School

11/29/2017 to 2/21/2018
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Where: Various locations TBD
United States
Contact: Chuck Monrie

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MRPA is excited to offer our second annual, multi-day training program for Park Rangers.  Four day-long classes will be held monthly beginning in November.


Wednesday November 29 - Watkins Nature Center (Upper Marlboro, MD)

·         Ranger’s Role: Maintenance                                

·         Ranger’s Role: Operations

·         Ranger’s Role: Interpretation

·         Ranger’s Role: Customer Service

·         Image/Stewardship/Ethics


Wednesday, December 13 - Ballenger Creek Park (Frederick, MD)

·         Ranger Roundtable/Know Your Park

·         Voluntary Compliance

·         Situational Awareness

·         Role Playing Practical

·         Patrol Techniques & Traffic Management

·         Report & Citation Writing


Wednesday, January 31 - Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area (Owings Mills, MD)

·         Ranger Roundtable/Know Your Resources

·         Leave No Trace Practices

·         Historical Interpretation

·         Interpreting Maryland Flora & Fauna/Wildlife Response Techniques

·         Leading Hikers/Campfires/Programs

·         Special Event Planning


Wednesday, February 21 - Kinder Farm Park (Millersville, MD)

·         Ranger Roundtable/Know Your Staff & Customers

·         Seasonal Recruitment/Diversity in the Workplace/Human Resource Issues

·         Leadership Skills/Supervisory Techniques/Training/Employee Evaluation

·         Multicultural Awareness

·         Emergency Management/First Aid/Personal Safety with Emergency Equipment

·         Ranger Panel Discussion

·         Certificate Presentation


The program is offered on a first-come/first-served bases. Class size will be limited to 20 registrants.  A limited number of partial scholarship are available. Cost for the school is $350 (MRPA members).

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