C&O Canal seeks educators for school programs at Great Falls in Potomac -- Gazette.Net


The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park seeks local educators for new programs at Great Falls in Potomac.

The C&O Canal Trust, the park’s nonprofit partner, will offer a daily stipend. A training workshop will be held for new recruits Sept. 3-5 at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd.

The park and Montgomery County Public Schools have developed new education programs for elementary, middle and high school students. The programs support national and state curriculum standards. During the field trips, each class will work on science, technology, engineering and math activities tailored to its grade level. Complementary classroom and online activities will focus on vocabulary, reading and writing.

Bus scholarships are available to help schools afford transportation.

To apply for the position or schedule a field trip, contact the C&O Canal Education Office at cocanaleducation@nps.gov.