A Call to Action: Success Stories

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. Every partner, program, and park plays a dynamic role in realizing that vision. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

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  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain NBP Partners with Georgia State University for Photography Exhibit

    A visitor views the various photos in the exhibit.

    The park partnered with GA State University’s Rialto Theater for an art exhibit entitled "Social Spaces in Preserved Places: A Visitors' Scrapbook of Georgia's National Parks" . The exhibit displays visitors' social media images of themselves in Georgia's 10 national park units, enjoying the parks in their own (safe) way - the very definition of "Find Your Park". Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Hiking to Health at Kennesaw Mountain NBP

    Senior citizens participate in a guided yoga program.

    The park partnered with Cobb Senior Services, with the YMCA, and with the Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club for an Active Trails grant entitled “Hiking to Health”. This program enabled local senior citizens to experience Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park through hikes on park trails and in outdoor fitness and yoga-based programs. A total of 210 senior citizens were served through this program. Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Centennial Junior Ranger Day at Kennesaw Mountain NBP

    Director Jarvis addresses the students.

    The park’s Centennial Junior Ranger Day targeted underserved audiences and offered the participants various activities to help them learn more about the park and its resources. A total of 80 youth participated in the event. Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain's Ticket to Ride Program

    Students listening to a Ranger program.

    Nine title I schools (939 students) were served through a 3-part program which included a pre-site orientation visit to the school, a fall fieldtrip to the park focusing on Civil War history, and a spring fieldtrip to the park focusing on the CCC camp and the New Deal. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Educational offering continue throughout the summer at Lowell.

    Two young ladies at the Wonders of Water camp

    Offerings at the Tsongas Industrial History Center during the summer of 2016. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Business and City Officials From China's Zhejiang Province Visit Governors Island

    Business leaders and city officials from Zhoushan and Taizhou of China's Zhejiang province visit Governors Island.

    Business leaders and city officials from Zhoushan and Taizhou of China's Zhejiang province visit Governors Island. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    NPS Centennial Celebration at West Ship Island

    Visitors pose with NPS Centennial signs in front of a large fortification.

    Eleven miles south of the Mississippi mainland coast, a group of visitors to an island found their park for the NPS Centennial at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Lend a Hand to Your Public Lands

    Volunteers pose for photo.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Florida Trail Association host a public cleanup day along the Florida National Scenic Trail through the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Massachusetts 150th Anniversary Commemoration

    Visitors watch while men dressed as US Soldiers from the Civil War fire muskets.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island in Mississippi. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Beach Night at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Presented by the National Park Service

    Three photos show a family and two girls smiles wearing novelty sunglasses, and an american flag is displayed on a baseball field.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore partnered with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team to create an unforgettable night for the youth of Pensacola and surrounding communities. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    National Seashore Day at the Biloxi Shuckers

    Visitors and Ranger pose for a picture at the park selfie station.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore partnered with the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team to create an unforgettable night for the youth in the surrounding Mississippi counties. The event was held in celebration the National Park Service Centennial, and offered non-traditional community groups the chance to engage with Gulf Islands National Seashore staff and volunteers in a familiar and enjoyable setting. Read more

  • New York City Harbor School NPS Club Sails Away to Teddy's House

    Ranger Tyler Kuliberda of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site concludes his tour of the Theodore Roosevelt home.

    The New York Harbor School National Park Club put their nautical skills to work and crewed a sailboat to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on Long Island. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Centennial Celebration Connects Community and Culture

    Cutting the NPS Centennial cake.

    The NPS Centennial celebration at Aztec Ruins engaged our community, staff and visitors with a variety of special experiences. A range of activities drew a wide scope of interested visitors, from professional archeologists to new community members to those fulfilling a dream of "always wanted to see that". Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Criminal Justice Students Learn about the Prison History of Governors Island

    Despite the 90 degree heat, John Jay College's Introduction to Corrections class toured the island and Castle Williams and posed for a group photo.

    One John Jay College professor is making a trip to Governors Island part of her classroom experience. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    A Gift to the NPS from Author Bent D. Glass

    Author Brent Glass speaking to a crowd. The cover to his book: 50 Great American Places

    As his gift for the National Park Service centennial, Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, presented a talk on August 21st at Governors Island National Monument on his most recent book: 50 GREAT AMERICAN PLACES: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Eisenhower Exhibits at Harrisburg International Airport

    One of President Eisenhower's tractors is now on display at Harrisburg International Airport.

    More than a million annual travelers who pass through Harrisburg International Airport are seeing artifacts and promotional displays for Eisenhower National Historic Site, thanks to a new collaboration between the National Park Service and Harrisburg airport officials. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Art Exhibit: With Brush, Mold, Chisel and Pen: Reflections on Civil War Art

    Two paintings in the

    Gettysburg’s first exhibit of artwork focusing on Gettysburg and the American Civil War opened June 29. It features some of the most celebrated artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries – including several who served in the Civil War. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    75 Acres Preserved at Gettysburg’s George Bishop Farm

    Park staff pose for a picture at the historic George Bishop farm.

    In August, the park received a donation of 75 acres including the historic George Bishop farm - one of the largest remaining unprotected Civil War farms at Gettysburg. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Tip

    Little Round Top

    NPS staff and contractors refined efforts over the past 30 days to develop feasible site improvements to Little Round Top. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Cemetery Ridge Rehabilitation

    Ongoing construction at the Cemetery Ridge Rehabilitation project

    The project will bring back battle era features at the center of the Union army's battle line on Cemetery Ridge, including Ziegler's grove, Ziegler's ravine, and commemorative features such as the Hancock Avenue gate and commemorative walkways. Read more

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