Each year, the National Park Service organizes a series of servicewide messaging themes to highlight the depth and breadth of the more than 400 parks and dozens of NPS programs at work in communities across the United States. National in scope, the themes are designed to engage parks, NPS programs, partners, and the public across the country in shared messages illustrated by the remarkable places and stories in our care. The themes are mostly organized by month, but we often have campaigns around special moments each year.
From National Park getaway ideas to special commemorations and topical content, there are lots of other great story ideas across the National Park Service.
A new year means new goals and adventures to embark upon. In 2020, how will you find your perfect vision of a park experience?
The first enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America were brought to Virginia more than 400 years ago. Despite constant adversity throughout American history, African American culture and heritage strengthened each generation.
In this centennial year of the 19th Amendment, let's explore stories of how women of all cultures, backgrounds, and traditions have engaged in civic life throughout American history and earlier.
During National Park Week and all month long, let's celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with citizen science events, volunteer activities, and programs that cultivate environmental stewards for the next 50 years.
Throughout this month, we will commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who impacted our nation's history—and who were impacted by it.
Where will your map take you? Plan a park visit, explore migration routes (both human and fauna!), follow a new trail or parkway, or map your own personal journey in parks.
As summer is in full swing, how can people recreate responsibly in your park and in their own communities through NPS programs and partnerships?
August 26 is the centennial of the 19th Amendment prohibiting disenfranchisement on the basis of gender. But there was more work to be done to ensure that all American women—and men—had and could exercise the right to vote.
How do parks and programs honor and share the achievements, contributions, and cultural celebrations of Latinos and Hispanics?
The National Park Service is America's storyteller. With so many stories in parks and our communities, there are endless possibilities for creative expression.
For Native American Heritage Month, we will explore the heritage, culture, and experience of indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today.
Many people find peace in remarkable places. As winter settles in and many of us dream about hibernating, let's explore how parks can be places of healing, inspiration, and peace.
Last updated: May 13, 2020