Project Information

George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Tiyan High
2017 Preservation Ranger Academy Selectees
Education, Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Art, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Botany, History, Drama, Chamorro
Outside of School
Open - Sign up
Lisa M. Aguon
Basic Information
  • National Park Service, War in the Pacific National Historical Park
    Tanya Sortor
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    The Preservation Ranger Academy is an extensive training and mentoring environmental education program to create stewards of our environment. This program is designed to be a hands on experiential learning program to train youths about marine and other environmental issues that plague our island. The high school youths after receiving the training, which will include 1st Aid, CPR and AED certification and water safety training will mentor younger youths in 5th and 6th grade during the week long Reef Ranger Summer Camp Sessions. 

    Career Pathway/Field

    Marine and Environmental Biology, Science and History Teachers, and other related Conservation careers.


    Our objective is to inspire our youths to be stewards or protector of our island environment through education and making connections through hands on experiences and activities and using those experiences/activities to guide their peers and younger youths to care about and want to protect the environment. 


    Participants must complete all of the Preservation Ranger Academy Training days, obtain 1st Aid, CPR and AED certification provided for free during the program, complete the water safety training and coral reef health monitoring training. Then attend the Reef Ranger Summer Camp and mentor younger youths and give presentations on Marine and other environmental issues that we deal with in our island community. 


    Each high school student will contact War in the Pacific National Historical Park and complete and application

    Issue Area

    Threats to coral reefs and terrestrial environments

    Agency Description

    War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) is the western most park of all the National Park Service units. It was created to honor all those who participated in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II and to conserve and to interpret the natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam. With over 1000 acres of submerged lands and 800 acres of public lands, the park units serve as the opportune environment to increase the awareness of conservation of a variety of animal and plant species and their habitats on land and underwater. War in the Pacific National Historical Park’s dedication to educating the community on Guam about the park’s mission and valuable resources has been an ongoing endeavor. Over the years working in collaboration with Pacific Historic Parks, the parks non-profit cooperating association educational programs have exponentially enhanced the parks missions, presence, and contributions to the island community of Guam.

    Point of Contact Informations

    Tanya Sortor

    Education Coordinator

    Cell: 671-482-1234

    Comments about the Project Location

    The project location will be held at different national park sites and will be communicated to the student directly.