How to Participate

Get Trained.   Prepare your Students.   Schedule a Field Study.

To bring students to a national park in your area, you must receive training, either through participating in teacher workshops, held throughout the year, or in the BTW Annual Summer Institute. Teachers participating in the summer institute receive a stipend and have the option to receive graduate credit.

After completing a training with BTW, you will be given access to additional online resource materials to help you and your students get the most from a BTW field study. Being prepared is a critical step towards giving your students a successful experience in the parks.

We know it’s tough to get students out of the classroom these days, yet we still work with over 6,000 students every year! If they can work with our program, you can too! We realize that not all classes or students are the same, so if there is anything we can do to assist you in participating in a BTW field study, please ask. We can adapt the program to fit your needs.