SCA’s NPS Academy Inspires New Generation of Park Rangers

College students with a desire to be National Park rangers learn about the job at Teton National Park.
The National Park Service Academy is a week long course designed to showcase what a park ranger really does.
National Park Interpreter Millie Jimenez said “this week is the national park service academy week, we bring 20 students across the country and give them an immersive experience so they go through the week learning about the national park service opportunities, units, jobs, the whole entire spectrum.”
Academy student Alejandro Cruz said “I eventually want to end up working for the national park service so getting an opportunity like this is a great foundation and provides a good stepping stone to get into that line of work.”
The academy started when national park officials realized they needed more diversity amongst park rangers.
Student Conservation Association