A Call to Action: Success Stories

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Every partner, program, and park plays a dynamic role in realizing that vision. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

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  • Colorado National Monument

    Breaking Barriers: Bringing Students to Colorado National Monument

    Yellow school buses full of students were rolling into Colorado National Monument all spring and fall. Within the past year 82 buses from Mesa County Valley School District received transportation scholarships funded by grants from the National Park Foundation and the local Grand Junction Junior Service League. Over 3,700 students were able to attend ranger-guided field trips to learn first-hand about weathering and erosion, fossils, animal adaptations, and more. Read more

  • Colorado National Monument

    COLM adopts a local 2nd grade class at Dual Immersion Academy(DIA) to meet goal #15.

    DIA 2nd Graders hiking down the historic Serpents Trail in Colorado National Monument.

    The park embarked on the first year of this four-year project by adopting the 2nd graders at the Dual Immersion Academy (DIA) as their graduating class. The fifty students involved in the program will visit the park four times a year and participate in Ranger-led classroom activities each month for the next four years. As fifth graders, they will “graduate” during the NPS centennial year in 2016. Read more

  • Assateague Island National Seashore

    Wading Into the Past

    A shipwreck exposed in the surf after a storm.

    People have long relied on Assateague Island for survival, livelihood, community, and enjoyment. Those who have spent time on and around the island have changed it and been changed by it. Read more

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Strong Families Strong Parks!

    Students enjoy train ride in the park.

    Families who visit parks have an opportunity to share experiences, build memories, and have fun. Cuyahoga Valley National Park piloted a new program with this concept in mind. Read more

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park Responds to Director’s Call with a Progressive Schedule

    LED lights are replacing compact fluorescent bulbs.

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park has seen great success in a progressive schedule of green improvements since the revitalization of the Green Team in 2012. Read more

  • Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate

    Oral History Training Session Held at Mather Training Center

    Members of Oral History Course Interview Retired Superintendent

    NPS Park History Program and the Mather Training Center sponsored a week-long "Effective Oral History: Interviews, Project Management and Practical Applications" in September 2012. Twenty-one participants from NPS units around the nation attended this course and developed new oral history skills. Read more

  • Denver Service Center

    The NPS Rolls Out New National Water Trails System Website

    A snapshot of the new NWTS website

    The Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program and the Denver Service Center are continuing work on Call to Action item #12: Follow the Flow by partnering to develop the new website, which will improve communication with current and potential water trail managers and with recreational trail users. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Rangers and Students participate in the Great Backyard Birdcount

    Rangers and Students from Cloutierville School

    Staff and students count birds for a good cause. Read more

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Art on the Rocks

    artist in the field

    Our second artist-in-residence just completed a stay at Craters of the Moon. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Light Up Discovery Events

    Candlelight Tour of Fort Barrancas

    Civil War Soldier in Candlelight Tour Read more

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Healthy Parks Healthy People program launch

    Healthy Parks Healthy People program launch

    Healthy Parks Healthy People program launch Read more

  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Carpool Saves Thousands of Miles and Gallons of Gas

    PEFO carpool riders arriving at work.

    Petrified Forest National Park employees are "going green" by participating in a successful carpooling program. Read more

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Engage youth through Park Stewards program

    Engage youth through Park Stewards program

    Engage youth through Park Stewards program Read more

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Being Engaged with Youth through Service-Learning and Volunteerism

    Youth Service Learning

    Being Engaged with Youth through Service-Learning and Volunteerism Read more

  • Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area

    Building Local Pride with Free Bicycles at the Schuylkill River NHA

    High school students bicycle along a beautiful paved trail along the Schuylkill River.

    Through a unique partnership with local bike shops and non-profits, the Schuylkill River NHA has made 55 bicycles available for free rental in three historic Main Street communities. Used by residents and tourists, regular cyclists and first-timers, the bicycles continue to get people active and foster local pride, including among regional high school students in a special Youth Heritage Treks program. Read more

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Call to Action #13 Stop Talking and Listen

    A Toolkit for Engaging Communities and Fostering Relationships

    A Toolkit for Engaging Communities and Fostering Relationships Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Opens Newly Furnished Slave/Tenant Cabin

    Elvin and Betty Shields

    On December 15th, Cane River Creole National Historical Park hosted the grand opening of the newly furnished slave/tenant cabin. The restoration was done by a park VIP who once lived there. Read more

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

    Witnessing the Wonders of the Sky: Astronomy Night at George Rogers Clark NHP

    Memorial at Night

    The night sky has fascinated mankind for millennia. Men and machines have been sent to explore its greatest depths to learn more about its wonders. When kids are asked what their favorite part of science is, they usually respond with astronomy. What can people learn from the night sky? How does mankind explore its depths? 35 kids and just as many adults journeyed to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on September 22 to find out. Read more

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

    Mystery Trails: A Summer Reading Program

    Archaeology Program at Fort Knox II

    The George Rogers Clark NHP and the Knox County Public Library worked together on an innovative program during the summer of 2012. Planning began in January, with programs developed on topics such as: “Being a Ranger,” “Archaeology,” “Visit the Grand Canyon,” and The Web of Life.” The program included a variety of handson activities including: trying on elements of the ranger uniform, performing a mock archaeological dig, among others. Read more

  • Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

    Hudson River Valley NHA earns praise for economic impact

    Canoes fill the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail between Buffalo and New York City.

    From a $90,000 regional economic development award to recognition as a major international tourist destination, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area continues to earn praise for its unique resources and contribution to the regional economy. Read more