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Akins Park Ranger Cadet Program

Students in the Park Ranger Cadet program will participate in our Wildlife/Natural Resources Pathway and eventually have the opportunity to become park ranger cadets with a paid summer internship. Students spend a large amount of time in the field experiencing the job duties and responsibilities of Austin Park Rangers. Students have an amazing and very unique opportunity currently only offered at Akins Early College High School to gain real-world experience from field experts, such as environmentalists, biologists, horticulturalists, as well as actual Austin Park Rangers. Students will work hand in hand to be a contribution towards the improvement of not only our community, but to all Austin Parks. Cadets contribute back to the community by helping facilitate youth programs, public events, as well as becoming aware of day to day activities that are essential in giving back to our environment. Students are able to network with professionals and establish memories that will last a lifetime. 
 
Fishing/TPWD Angler Certification
Wildlife and Plant Identification
Lead Youth Programs/Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
Rocketry
Biking- Safety and Trail Ride
Snorkeling
Rock Climbing
Bouldering
Caving
Geocaching
Archery
Backpacking
Hiking
Kayaking
Canoeing
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification