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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  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

    Roll Call!

    Arnold Mendoza, teacher at Los Fresnos High School, helps students enter muster roll information.

    Service Learning: Connecting Local Youth to History and Heritage. Twenty-five Los Fresnos High School students started a service learning project with Palo Alto Battlefield NHP. Using Ohio volunteer muster rolls and working closely with a park ranger, these youth entered over two regiments into an interactive searchable database. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Rhode Island Youth live a Civil War's Soldier's Life on Governors Island

    Members of the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment at the end of a long weekend.

    Most high school students learn about the Civil War by reading a textbook. For Providence RI high school students in the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, portraying an African-American artillery regiment formed in 1863, the life of a Civil War solider is a vivid and visceral experience. As part of Governors Island National Monument's youth program, with assitance from the Eastern National, the group comes to to a real Civil War-era army post with actual heavy artillery. Read more

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

    Camp JC

    Next Generation of Park Rangers

    The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site held a summer camp to encourage local underserved youth to learn more about the natural and cultural resources at the park and also educate them about the purpose and mission of the National Park Service. Read more

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

    Our Park Through Your Eyes

    Collage of wiinning photos from contest.

    The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site held a photography contest from April 21 to June 30, 2012. Read more

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    115 Volunteers Participate in Park Cleanup Project at Fort McHenry NMHS

    Volunteers Cleanup historic Seawall Trail

    Every Spring and Fall, the National Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) recruits volunteers to restore habitat for wildlife, remove debris, and maintain trails at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. Since the National Aquarium took over stewardship of the marsh and cleanup of the park’s historic Seawall Trail in 1999, volunteers have helped collect nearly 600,000 pieces of trash and debris! Read more

  • El Morro National Monument

    Rock On!

    Acoma youth observing NPS masons as they repoint a wall in a prehistoric site

    Two years ago, the NPS and the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), Ancestral Lands Office at Acoma Pueblo began a partnership to conduct historic preservation work at Vanishing Treasures Program (VT) sites in El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments and Petrified Forest National Park. With the 2013 field season just days away, the young men of SCC crew are now seasoned preservation workers preparing for new historic preservation challenges. Read more

  • El Malpais National Monument

    Aim High and Put Your Back Into It!

    Three Acoma youth trying to throw an atlatl

    The Pueblo of Acoma is right next door to El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments, but many Acoma youth have never explored this part of their ancestral homeland. Working with the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) Ancestral Lands Program at the Pueblo, park staff participated in the Acoma Youth Hiking Club during the summers of 2011 and 2012. Read more

  • El Malpais National Monument

    A Winner!

    El Malpais Parade of Lights Float

    El Malpais and El Morro light up our gateway communities in more ways than one! Working together, the parks and the gateway communities can keep the economic benefits flowing. Read more

  • Hampton National Historic Site

    U.S. Navy Families Conducted a Community Service Project at Hampton NHS

    U.S. Navy Voluteers Painting a Fence at Hampton NHS

    U.S. Navy connducted a community service project at Hampton NHS site to paint 450 feet of wooden fence at the farm property. Forty-eight volunteers donated a total of 192 volunteer hours. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Cloutierville Kids Get Creative With Photography

    Award Winners

    Local students use photos to commemorate class trip. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Hosts 4th Annual Music Festival

    Katrice LaCour

    Park celebrates Cane River's musical legacy. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Park Hosts Junior Ranger Day

    Dawn with Kids

    Park celebrates National Park Week with annual Junior Ranger Day Read more

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    Fort McHenry Supports Chesapeake Events Celebrating the Bicentennial of War of 1812

    Nightime view of lighthouse with American flag

    The local newspapers reported that as many as 6,000 to 10,000 people attended the May 3-5 weekend event at Havre de Grace Maryland. Read more

  • Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

    Niagara Falls NHA To Be Highlighted As An International Travel Destination

    Surrounded by soldiers and American flags, Senator Gillibrand and Brand USA's Mike Fullerton present at a podium in front of an old stone fort.

    Brand USA, the nation's only international tourism marketing organization, will begin highlighting the Niagara Falls NHA and the surrounding Greater Niagara Region as a major international tourism destination. The NHA will work with local partners to help Brand USA promote the region through a variety of methods and will help build a trip itinerary for the organization's Destination America website. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    2013 Excellence Awards Recognition For Five Community Contributors

    Excellence in Cultural Heritage Award

    Lowell, Massachusetts. During National Preservation Month, Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell Heritage Partnership celebrate community efforts in the realms of historic preservation and cultural heritage Read more

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    We'll Never Turn Back: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

    Conference attendees join hands during a performance of Civil Rights songs

    Teachers and librarians joined Civil Rights Movement activists and award winning children's authors for a day of learning, discussion and discovery about teaching the Civil Rights Movement in a conference for teachers and librarians of grades 3-8 sponsored by the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic site and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Cloutierville Kids Go "Rolling on the River"

    Group Photo

    Cane River Creole NHP, Cane River National Heritage Area, National Park Foundation, Louisiana State Parks, and the Army Corps of Engineers work together to provide a field trip for local fifth graders. Read more

  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Studying the Green and Yampa Rivers

    Park Rangers guide a raft through rapids on the Green River

    Dinosaur National Monument hosted a river science symposium to bring together numerous researchers studying the Green and Yampa Rivers. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    N’oubliez Pas: Preservation & Advancement of the Louisiana French Language

    Oswald and Dustin

    Park staff member works to preserve Creole language. Read more

  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument

    The Underground meets Online

    Timpanogos Cave facebook page

    Timpanogos Cave has embraced social media to better serve park visitors with pre- and post- visit information and civic engagement. While technology often insulates people from the natural world, it can also be an inexpensive and efficient way to communicate important park mesages to our visitors and neighbors. Read more