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. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Palo Alto partners with the Brownsville Housing Authority and introduces a new segment of the city’s population to the park. Read more
Who started the war between the United States and Mexico? Did Antonio López de Santa Anna grant Texas independence? Can Texas secede from the United States? Ask a number of history teachers in Texas and you will get a variety of answers—and not all of them correct. Read more
Palo Alto is using Distance Learning to connect visitors to the park to other NPS site across the country. Read more
Service Learning: Connecting Local Youth to History and Heritage. Twenty-five Los Fresnos High School students started a service learning project with Palo Alto Battlefield NHP. Using Ohio volunteer muster rolls and working closely with a park ranger, these youth entered over two regiments into an interactive searchable database. Read more
Each year, Palo Alto Battlefield provides numerous field trips to the many school in the surrounding community, but each year the park finds that it lacks the staff to meet the growing level of demand. The solution? Develop a corps of Student Rangers to help provide the programs. Read more
Did You Know?
Jean Luis Berlandier served as an Engineer with the Mexican army on the Rio Grande, but also had a career as a botanist. Berlandier participated in several explorations of Texas in the 1820s and 1830s and compiled extensive documentation of the plants and wildlife of the region. More...