Redefining the Classroom

Parks and Recreation Program

Dr. Sally Childs-Advisor
Phone:   (906) 635-2610    Email:

Internship Packet Information


  • Park Ranger – provides back country or front country assistance and information to visitors.   Enforces rules and regulations of the park.
  • Outdoor Educator – provides information, instruction, presentations and interactive opportunities relative to preserving, protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
  • Interpreter – provides information to the visitor regarding natural and cultural history and phenomena of the area.
  • Recreation Technician – plans, develops, implements/manages recreation projects, programs and facilities that are affiliated with the natural resources.
  • Instructor/Guide – provides outdoor recreation that is adventure based.   Serves as an instructor for extreme sports.


  • People Oriented
  • A Team Leader and Player
  • A Good Communicator
  • A Decision Maker, Problem Solver
  • Interested in Outdoor Leisure, or Park Services


  • A Bachelor of Science in Parks and Recreation is a professional degree which focuses on human resource management in the outdoor environment including national and state parks.
  • An Associate Degree in Natural Resource Management is embedded in the Bachelor Degree.
  • A semester internship is required for this degree