NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

 

Experiences 

  • Bioblitz @ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

    iNaturalist Vermont Atlas of Life

    Part Scientific endeavor, part festival, and part education, the BioBlitz event at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park will bring together teams of volunteer citizen scientists, families, students, teachers and other community members of all ages to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms as possible in one day at the park. Read more

  • Celebrate a Trek to Taste

    Youth at Trek to Taste event

    A celebration of trails, local food, and healthy living. Join us for guided walks starting at 10:30 and noon or grab a map and venture out on your own choose from four different hike options and along the way sample delicious, heart-healthy foods from local producers. Family games, crafts, demonstrations, ice cream social, music and more. For more information visit: www.trektotaste.info Read more

  • Learn about 150 Years of Environmental Conservation

    Walkers on the historic carriage road trails

    Delve the stories, legacy and landscapes of 150 years of environmental conservation. Walk the park trails where three generations of conservationist thought and practice took shape. Get to know the histories of three quintessentially American families: Marsh, Billings & Rockefellers. Experience conservation stewardship in the modern context at the park, and gain an understanding of the ways in which humans can balance natural resource conservation in our 21st Century World. Read more

  • Raiders of the Lost Art Exhibit

    Raiders of the Lost Art Exhibit

    Be part of an exciting collaboration with our sister park Saint Gaudens National Historical Site (SAGA)! Through an online voting process on facebook, YOU can curate an exhibit to be featured at the park site in the Visitor Center. The dates of the physical exhibits at the parks are June 8-July 31, 2015. Read more

  • Walk for Wellness

    Youth walking in the park

    Adding a little physical activity to our day offers health benefits. It helps with weight control, builds stronger bones and muscles, can boost your mood and it’s fun. Our local trails are great for recreational walking for health. Meet park staff at the Woodstock Village Green every Wednesday at 5 pm in June and July for a one-hour walk. Read more



Call to Action Projects 

  • Trek to Taste Celebrates National Trails Day

    Trek to Taste tent on Mt Tom

    Close to 1200 people found their park at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park’s “Trek to Taste” a celebration of National Trails Day, June 6. Farm fresh food, guided hikes, arts and crafts, music, yoga, an ice cream social, and student farm to school projects were on the menu in this celebration. Contributions by over thirty community partners, the Vermont NPS Rivers and Trails Technical Assistance Program, and 200 volunteers... Read more

  • Living Language Program Successful Park School Partnership

    Advanced Language Students

    Through innovative partnership between Woodstock Union High School MAC Language teachers & Park staff, advanced language (both french and spanish) students connect to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP stewardship stories in their studied languages. Read more

  • Vermont Atlas of Life Field Day

    Photographing moths at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

    Dozens of naturalists converged on Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to learn how citizen scientists can participate in the Vermont Atlas of Life project at iNaturalist.org. Walks focusing on birds, bees, plants, and moths allowed naturalists of all ages to learn more about these organisms. Participants submitted photographs online as part of the park’s citizen scientist database. Perhaps more importantly, they learned about natural history and how they can Read more

  • Historic Preservation Trellis Pilot Project at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

    Trellis pilot project @ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP

    Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MABI) received a grant from the Woodstock Foundation, Inc., of Woodstock, VT, to develop, field test, and install an innovative trellis system for vines growing on the west façade of the historic brick mansion. The project is designed to explore, evaluate and select trellis options that provide necessary vine support, minimize potential vegetative damage to the structure, and present desired aesthetic character. Read more

  • 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

A Call to Action Projects for Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

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