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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  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Operational Leadership in Action

    Park Ranger Rebecca Jones Macko leads a hike.

    NPS employees are empowered to use critical thinking skills in daily risk management decisions and to embrace safety as part of their professional identity. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    JROTC Cadets Develop Stewardship Ethic through Awesome Summer Jobs

    Cadets Applying Linseed Oil to Fence

    Aztec High School JROTC cadets spent the spring and summer of 2012 employed at Aztec Ruins through a Youth Conservation Corps grant. They completed many projects to improve natural and cultural resources, facilities, and visitor experience. They also received ranger programs at the Monument and in their classroom. Read more

  • Vicksburg National Military Park

    New Waysides Across the Battlefield

    New Waysides with QR Codes

    Vicksburg National Military Park, working in tandem with the Harpers Ferry Center, designed, fabricated, and installed fifty-four new interpretive waysides throughout the battlefield and outlying areas. Read more

  • Essex National Heritage Area

    Connecting Latino youth with history at Essex National Heritage Area

    Youth Summer Job Corps students apply leafing to a sign

    Essex National Heritage Area, in partnership with Salem Maritime National Historic Site and other local organizations, continues to engage local youth through a variety of programs including the Youth Summer Job Corps and a unique educational venture for middle school students of Dominican heritage exploring the historic and modern connections between Salem and the Caribbean. Read more

  • National Park of American Samoa

    Global Visitor Connections

    Photo of Park Ranger Eymard Bangcoro posting to the National Park of American Samoa's Facebook, Twitter, and blog pages.

    The National Park of American Samoa reaches out to worldwide visitors through its Facebook, Twitter, and blog pages. These sites provide visitors with a virtual experience. Read more

  • Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area

    River of Revolutions in the Schuylkill Valley

    Visitors enjoy colorful displays on the Industrial Revolution at the center's grand opening.

    A brand new interpretive center in Pennsylvania's Schuylkill Valley offers visitors an in-depth and interactive look at the nationally-important story of the region's role in three major revolutions: American, Industrial, and Environmental. The new center, located in an historic riverfront switching station, is also the anchor for a unique educational partnership. Read more

  • Heritage Areas

    Explore America’s National Heritage Areas: National Aviation Heritage Area

    Students from grade school to high schools learn about science, history, and aviation technology at the National Aviation Heritage Area.

    From “History Lesson” to “Crystal Clear” Call to Action activities are underway in our National Heritage Areas. Enjoy this sampling of current activities and visit a heritage area near you! Learn more at www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas. Read more

  • Heritage Areas

    Explore America’s National Heritage Areas: Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA

    Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Students bring stories of the past to life through a unique middle school program.

    From “History Lesson” to “Crystal Clear” Call to Action activities are underway in our National Heritage Areas. Enjoy this sampling of current activities and visit a heritage area near you! Learn more at www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas. Read more

  • Heritage Areas

    Explore America’s National Heritage Areas: Ohio and Erie National Heritage Canalway

    Opening of the City of Akron Towpath on the Ohio and Erie National Heritage Canalway

    From “History Lesson” to “Crystal Clear” Call to Action activities are underway in our National Heritage Areas. Enjoy this sampling of current activities and visit a heritage area near you! Learn more at www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas. Read more

  • Heritage Areas

    Explore America’s National Heritage Areas: Schuylkill River National Heritage Area

    Youth Heritage Treks at Schuykill National Heritage Area

    From “History Lesson” to “Crystal Clear” Call to Action activities are underway in our National Heritage Areas. Enjoy this sampling of current activities and visit a heritage area near you! Learn more at www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas. Read more

  • Heritage Areas

    Explore America’s National Heritage Areas: MotorCities National Heritage Area

    A Motor Cities CCS craftsman sculpts

    From “History Lesson” to “Crystal Clear” Call to Action activities are underway in our National Heritage Areas. Enjoy this sampling of current activities and visit a heritage area near you! Learn more at www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Gulf Islands National Seashore Second Annual Healthy Parks Healthy People Event

    Healthy Parks Healthy People

    Healthy outdoor activities in the park. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Aztec Ruins Hosts Next Generation Stewards for Field Trips and Service Learning

    Group photo

    One hundred and forty students from Kirtland Central High School and Miller Middle School in Durango will work on service learning projects and take field trips into Aztec Ruins National Monument during the 2012-2013 school year. The project is funded through the National Park Foundation's Park Stewards program and helps Aztec Ruins advance the National Park Service education mission. Read more

  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Sharing Stories in the Stars at Petrified Forest National Park

    Stars Over the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark

    Petrified Forest National Park has celebrated its amazing dark skies and clear air through a series of astronomical presentations and events. These events provided fun and connections with the park’s resources while helping people understand the significance of dark skies, clean air, and their personal ties with these issues. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Partnership Solidified Between National Park and Public School District

    Student sampling at the Pogue

    After more than a decade of partnering with local schools to offer teacher professional development and quality student experiences, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park took their partnership with Windsor Central Supervisory Union to the next level. They created a joint partnership position staffed by an employee who functions in both organizations to connect, communicate, and develop the partnership. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    George Perkins Marsh Conservation Interns Complete Another Season

    George Perkins Marsh interns

    Four recent high school graduates completed an eight week career development internship at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Read more

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Students Awarded A Ticket to Ride to Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Ticket to Ride

    Students from New Albany Middle School were awarded a "Ticket to Ride” to Hopewell Culture National Historical Park following an in depth National Park Service project completed in the classroom. With their chaperones, 300 8th grade students were immersed in hands-on science, art, living history interpretation, and habitat restoration during their park visit on May 10th. The goal of the visit was to transform student ideas into park experiences for youth. Read more

  • Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

    Making The Eugene O'Neill Collection More Accessible

    Sara Hay of Cultural Resources

    The Cultural Resources staff is currently digitizing the photographs and documents from the museum collections of Eugene O’Neill NHS. Read more

  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine Hosts Commemorative Event and Movie Premier

    Rev. Diane speaks at Port Chicago Memorial event

    On July 21, 2012, the National Park Service, the Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial, the U.S. Army 834th Transportation Battalion at Military Ocean Terminal Concord and 250 attendees from local communities gathered to honor those military and civilians killed in the largest homeland disaster during World War II. Read more

  • John Muir National Historic Site

    Earth Day/ Birthday: Honoring John Muir's Legacy

    Families enjoying activities at Earth Day Birthday

    The National Park Service and the John Muir Association celebrated John Muir’s 174th birthday on April 21st with the Earth Day/Birthday Festival at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA. This popular annual event has something for everyone, and serves to connect visitors to the life and legacy of John Muir. Read more