This essay details my experience in developing and teaching a course concerning the history of the National Park Service for students enrolled in Temple University’s ProRanger Program. I offer this account as a pedagogical case study, but also as evidence that educational partnerships between the agency and college classrooms can help us imagine new possibilities for both. Most significant, for the NPS, is the possibility of grooming a new generation of agency advocates at a time when it—and we—need them most.
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