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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  • Hampton National Historic Site

    Hampton Arts Initiative: Where History Inspires Art

    Visitors enjoying the art exhibition

    Historic photographs of Hampton inspire modern artists. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program

    Grant Award Winners

    The National Park Service and its official Friends Group, the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, awarded the first two recipients of $500 research grants from the Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Kingsley Plantation Main House

    beam work

    A seemingly minor project to restore jambs and window sills evolved into the potential “saving” of one of the park’s major assets as well as provided valuable resource and interpretive information to staff and the visiting public. Read more

  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Glacier Bay Visits Texas...and 20 other states!

    Ranger Emma shares Glacier Bay with Texas...and 20 other states

    Glacier Bay National Park takes Alaska "on the road" with our engaging distance learning classes. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Kids Get Down With Zydeco Music

    Chubby Carrier and Weaver Students

    Grammy winner Chubby Carrier motivates students with his inspirational story. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Kids Make Guitars on Junior Ranger Day

    Julia Ferrell

    Roots music is still alive at Oakland Plantation! Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Timucuan Internship Program

    American Beach

    Internships foster stewardship across diverse populations. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Theodore Roosevelt Area Wayside Exhibits

    TRA exhibit

    New wayside exhibits guide visitors through the Theodore Roosevelt Area. Read more

  • Chesapeake Bay

    NPS Chesapeake Bay Office and its Tourism Training Program

    Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and NPS Chesapeake Bay Superintendent Chuck Hunt

    The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office was awarded a $90,000 grant to develop a training program for interpretive guides and front-line staff along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Read more

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Progress and Promise - Nitrogen Deposition Reduction in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Photo showing the dramatic view of the Never Summer Mountains from Gore Ranger Overlook in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park is about 15 times greater than the natural background deposition rate. High elevation ecosystems in the park are especially susceptible to excess nitrogen due to their adaptation to low nitrogen conditions. A collaborative plan is showing progress and promise in addressing excess nitrogen deposition which will lessen ecological impacts, regional haze, and ground-level ozone. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Benjamin Franklin Museum Re-Opened in Independence National Historical Park

    Benjamin Franklin Museum exhibit panel featuring Franklin's image in the foreground; museum in the background.

    Independence National Historical Park reopened the Benjamin Franklin Museum on August 24, 2013, after a two year renovation. Located in the internationally acclaimed Franklin Court, the museum focuses on Franklin's character traits, and how his ideas are still relevant today. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Park and Students Team Up for Second Year of Project Write

    A group of teens sing on Independence Square, with one girl holding papers above her head while another holds a poster with the words

    Highlights of the second year of Project Write summer camp for teens included a "flash mob" style reading of the Declaration of Independence on Independence Square, and a pizza lunch with acclaimed teen lit author Kekla Magoon. A partnership between the park and the Philadelphia Writing Project, this writing enrichment camp engages students with place-based experiences and an opportunity to share out through blogging, tweeting and photography. Read more

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Independence Visitor Center Reduces Carbon Footprint

    Exterior of Independence Visitor Center, a brick building prominently displaying the words

    Independence National Historical Park and the Independence Visitor Center Corporation teamed up to reduce the carbon footprint at the Independence Visitor Center. Through an improved Building Automation System, redistribution fans, and a cogeneration plant, the park and its partner are working toward certification of the Independence Visitor Center as a Energy Star rated and LEED certified building. Read more

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

    Park Partners learn new job skills, and help the park

    Project SERVE employees learning a new job skill at Fort McHenry

    Disadvantaged young adults from Baltimore learn new job skills and help park staff acheive their mission goals. It's a win-win. Read more

  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    Students Live the Life of the Frontier Trading Post

    Students assist with the skinning of a deer.

    High school students assist with the skinning of a deer as part of their living history experience. The students worked 2 days with 1840s instruction living the life of a craftsman, trader, domestic or trapper-hu nter. Read more

  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    High School JV Runners Tackle a Part of the Santa Fe Trail

    Runners take off in view of Bent's Fort

    Runners from area high and junior high schools run the hiking trail near Bent's Fort. A quicken pulse came about when they came upon a Bull snake during the race. Read more

  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    Bicylcists Travel Back in Time

    Cyclists enjoy their stop at Bent's Fort

    The Pedal the Plains Bike Tour sponsored by the Denver Post included Bent's Fort as a stop along their route. True to the spirit of the 1840s Santa Fe Trail travelers, the cyclists relaxed and enjoyed a place to get in the shade. Read more

  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    Southeast Colorado Parks Host Youth Summit

    Students learn 1840s history of a fur trade post

    Middle and High School students learn by doing 1840s work at the adobe fur trading post Bent's Fort. They took part in living history adobe work, trap setting and trade with sign language. Read more

  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    Monarch Tagging at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

    Student tagging a monarch butterfly

    Students spent the day tagging Monarch Butterflies as part of the Monarch Watch Program. The watch helps scientists determine the migration pattern. Read more

  • Mammoth Cave National Park

    People go batty for Bat Night

    Visitors view bats in Mammoth Cave vestibule.

    How do bat researchers learn about the small mysterious creatures of the night? With cool, geeky bat monitoring equipment, like night-vision goggles and acoustic recorders, of course. How do you take the mystery out of bats? By inviting people to be bat geeks on International Bat Night at Mammoth Cave National Park. Read more