• Flying artillery crew in action.

    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

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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  • Blasting Art Onto the Battlefield

    Palo Alto TRT and Park Steward Interns going over a lesson

    Over the years Palo Alto Battlefield has offered lesson plans incorporating language arts, math, sciences, and social studies. This year the park explored something new – art. Read more

  • Roll Call!

    Arnold Mendoza, teacher at Los Fresnos High School, helps students enter muster roll information.

    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

  • Parks to People

    Distance Learning session in progress

    Palo Alto is using Distance Learning to connect visitors to the park to other NPS site across the country. Read more

  • Let's Move Junior Ranger

    Let's Move! logo

    Palo Alto's Junior Ranger Adventure gets kids up and outside. Read more

  • Flat Ranger: Exploring National Parks

    Student working on a Flat Ranger

    Connecting South Texas youth to the NPS through the Flat Ranger program. Read more

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma introduced a new form of news gathering. Following the clashes, many newspapers sent reporters to the Rio Grande to cover the unfolding events, ushering in the era of the war correspondent.