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 The Park Ranger Society 



The Park Ranger Society

The Park Ranger Society is a student club that is designed to provide a social element to the academic pursuits for those with common interests in park and resource management. The club is active in community service and has performed countless hours in various projects throughout the community. The club is open to all students with an interest in the outdoors and is especially suitable for students interested in careers with land management agencies.

In a given year, the Park Ranger Society is actively involved in multiple projects. A partial listing of such activities and projects include:

  • Helping with local and regional events such as the Moraine State Park Heritage Festival, the Bulltown reenactment, various habitat restoration, and other management related projects.
  • Organizing efforts to attend conferences
  • Managing the Joseph Kolodski Memorial barbecue fundraising event
  • Offering wildland fire suppression courses
  • Participating in the Adopt-a-roadside clean up activity
  • Volunteering for community projects that aid seniors
  • Walking for the Cure
  • Volunteering for the Halloween haunted trail at the Old Stone House
  • Hosting the holiday dinner for the annual park interview session
  • Organizing the Davis Hollow Cabin Spring Clean/Campout (Moraine State Park)

The club encourages member participation at local, regional, and national conferences. SRU has the largest student chapter in the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) and in 2009 the Park Ranger Society brought 25 students to the annual Ranger Rendezvous held in Gettysburg, PA. In January of 2012, several members of the club attended the Park Ranger Institute in North Carolina over their winter break.




Wildland Fire Suppression Courses S-130 & S-190
Dates TBA soon!

The Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program is now accepting applications for future academies. For more information, go to SRU SLETP