Getting Ready for 2016
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. Cowpens National Battlefield is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Cowpens National Battlefield’s Youth Conservation Corps 15 – 18-year-olds who work and learn together on projects that further the development and conservation of US natural resources, and one of the park’s Teacher-Ranger-Teachers planned and hosted a Kids Get Outdoors Day on June 27. Among the 100+ participants in the day’s activities were 60 Hispanic children from the local Migrant School, a 4-week school for children whose parents are working in the area for the summer. Read more
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
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 and the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center combined contemporary artisans practicing 19th century craftsmanship and interactive living history lessons at the park. Read more
All Cowpens National Battlefield permanent employees have attended Operational Leadership training empowering them to use critical thinking skills in daily risk management decisions and encourage employees to embrace safety as part of their professional identity. COWP also managed to train a few long-term seasonal employees so they too can implement Operational Leadership principles at Cowpens. Read more
Did You Know?
Two ships were named for the Battle of Cowpens, CVL-25, a WWII light aircraft carrier, and CG-63, a guided missile cruiser.