September 2020 Monthly Message: Hispanic Heritage Month

Intern talking to visitors while birding in a wetland
Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) interns promote stewardship and enjoyment of public lands in NPS parks and programs across the country.

NPS / Diego Morales

How do parks and programs honor and share the achievements, contributions, and cultural celebrations of Latinos and Hispanics?

National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off mid-month, but we can start the celebration early by recognizing the contributions, achievements, and histories of Hispanics and Latinos in American culture. We can share the diverse and rich cultural history and heritage preserved within parks and through our programs and partners and the work of Hispanics and Latinos today within the NPS.

  • Share the connections your park or program has to Hispanic and Latino heritage and history.

  • Connect Hispanic heritage with other themes in September and October.

  • Showcase objects or artifacts in your museum collection important to the Hispanic or Latino experience throughout history or today.

  • Highlight the work that staff do in telling the story and sharing the experience of Hispanic or Latino heritage or ask them to share how these histories inspired them to work.

  • Share the projects that partners do in preserving and sharing Hispanic and Latino heritage, including through grants.

  • Create and share lesson plans and kids programs related to Hispanic or Latino history.

  • Plan an itinerary that visitors can use to learn about Hispanic and Latino history within parks or communities.

Resources

Check NPS.gov for information or resources about the monthly theme to share, such as stories, related parks, kids and educational material, photos, videos, and more.

Social Media

The National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and all our partners are encouraged to use #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque hashtags on park- and NPS program-related social media posts to continue to inspire everyone to find their personal connections to national parks.

When sharing posts related to this month's messaging on social media, also use the hashtag #HispanicHeritageMonth.

More September Themes & Activities

Every month, the National Park Service celebrates different national holidays and initiatives that provide opportunities to share our mission through websites, social media, and other platforms. Find information on a related topic on NPS.gov, hashtags that national parks are using, and other messaging tools to use on these special days.

Fall Foliage

September 1-30: National Preparedness Month

September 15–October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Social media hashtag: #HispanicHeritage
  • Resources (see monthly theme above)

September 2: Victory over Japan (VJ) Day 75th Anniversry

  • Social media hashtags: #VJDay, #WWII
  • Resources

September 3: Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (1964)

  • Social media hashtags: #WildernessAct, “#WildernessAct55
  • Resources

September 5: International Day of Charity

  • Social media hashtag: #NPSPartnerships
  • Resources

September 8-14: Wellness Week

September 7: Labor Day

September 8: International Literacy Day

September 11: 9/11 Commemoration

September 11: National Day of Service

  • Resources

September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day

  • Resources

September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day

  • Social media hashtags: #PiratesNPS, #TalkLikeAPirateDay
  • Resources

September 21: International Coastal Cleanup

  • Resources

September 23: First Day of Fall

  • Social media hashtag: #FallColors

September 24: World Maritime Day

  • Resources

September 26-October 4: National Drive Electric Week

  • Resources

September 26: National Fishing and Hunting Day

  • Social media hashtags: #GetOutdoors
  • Resources

September 26: National Public Lands Day

  • Social media hashtags: #NPSVolunteer, #NPLD
  • Resources

September 27: World Tourism Day

MORE MONTHLY THEMES

Last updated: September 14, 2020