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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  • 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

  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Rosie's Girls of Richmond, California

    Rosie's Girls at Yosemite National Park

    The Rosie’s Girls program celebrated its fourth successful season as a partnership between the National Park Service, the YMCA of the East Bay, the Rosie the Riveter Trust (the park’s supporting organization), the West Contra Costa Unified School District, and the City of Richmond. Read more

  • John Muir National Historic Site

    Student Scientists Assist NPS Scientists with Phenology Studies

    Volunteers and intern help establish the first phenology monitoring site a John Muir NHS

    John Muir National Historic Site (JOMU) has developed a partnership with Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). In particular, JOMU works directly with an alternative learning high school program named New Leaf: A Sustainable Living Collaborative. Read more

  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Boys and Girls Club visits Cowpens National Battlefield

    Kids created a picture of their own National Park

    Throughout the 2012 summer and into the fall school season, Cowpens National Battlefield developed a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate in order to expand National Park Service education programs, and the use of parks as places of learning. Read more

  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Thousands of Students Brought to Cowpens

    Kids from the Boys and Girls Club learn to fold the falg.

    Throughout the 2012 fiscal year Cowpens National Battlefield expanded opportunities for students to directly experience national parks. Through collaboration with the National Park Foundation and the NPS Youth Partnership Program, Cowpens provided transportation funds to bus more than 20 schools, 7 Boys and Girls Clubs for a total of 3026 students to the park. Read more

  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Local Artisans Ply Their Craft at Cowpens

    Local artisan demonstrates 18th century woodworking

    Cowpens National Battlefield and the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center combined contemporary artisans practicing 19th century craftsmanship and interactive living history lessons at the park. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    A Walk Through Vermont's Civil War Home Front

    Civil War iphone App

    Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers a self-guided walking tour through the historic streets of Woodstock, Vermont to explore the Civil War Home Front. Download this free, GPS enabled iphone app. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Artist in Residence Program at Marsh Billings Rockefeller NHP has Permanent Studio

    Pony Shed Studio

    The Artist in Residence studio at the the park is in the rehabilitated Rockefeller Horse Shed. It is off the grid with a vertically integrated 230 watt solar photovoltaic system. Read more

  • Fort Dupont Park

    Park celebrates 40 years of music

    Summer Theatre Concert Series

    2012 marks the 40 th Anniversary of the National Park Service hosting free concerts at Fort Dupont Park in southeast Washington D.C. Read more

  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Peak to Peak Hike - A Partnership "Prescription" Promotes Exercise & Healthy Eating!

    Group on MT Tom South Peak

    In a partnership with the Ottauquechee Health Center and other local organizations, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont, welcomed nearly 200 hikers to its first annual Peak to Peak celebration, Saturday October 13, 2012. The partnership with the Health Center promoted outdoor exercise and healthy eating, fulfilling Action #6 of NPS Director Jon Jarvis’s call to action: “Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning!” Read more

  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    Community Dialogue Asks Neighbors To Become Stewards

    Children's activity corner at Maritime Child Development Center

    The Maritime Child Development Center was built in Richmond, CA, in 1943 as a federally funded childcare center to serve the families of workers in the Kaiser Shipyards. After recently undergoing a complete restoration, the building is part of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, and has now returned to its original purpose of an educational building, containing the kindergarten and first grade classrooms of a public charter elementary school. Read more

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    CASE STUDY: Design Volunteers In Parks Program

    Examples of several marketing campaigns produced by the students of the Design Volunteers In Parks Program.

    The Design Volunteers In Parks Program is an innovative program which works in collaboration with students from the Academy of Art University, R/GA, and Ex'pression College. The purpose of the program is to help students connect with the parks' natural and cultural resources while demonstrating their ability to understand particular targeted audiences. Students participating in the program benefit by obtaining experience as volunteers working for the National Park Service... Read more

  • Acadia National Park

    Partnerships Provide Community Wildland Fire Protection

    Historic photo of Baker Island Light

    The park’s fire management program partnered with the park cultural resources program, State of Maine, and local partners to create a plan for a fire resistant landscape on Baker Island. Read more

  • Homestead National Monument of America

    Nature Detectives at Homestead

    Kids in Parks Program

    In 2012, hundreds of youth and their families have participated in Homestead National Monument of America’s Kids in Parks - Nature Detective Series. These program series are intended to connect youth to their natural surroundings, in particular the tallgrass prairie and riparian woodland by fun, hands-on programs. Read more

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