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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  • Saguaro National Park

    Honoring 100 Years of the National Park Service-Textile Style

    A collage of the centennial quilt collection

    Saguaro National Park displayed 13 art quilts created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service during February at the Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus. The quilts were created by Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln-Omaha, Nebraska area. Fabric artist, Peg Pennel created one of the 13 quilts using Saguaro National Park as her inspiration. Read more

  • Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate

    Protecting and Restoring Park Waters

    Collage of lifeforms that live near the Elwha River

    Projects are underway in parks throughout the country to improve water quality and aquatic habitat. Find out if there's one going on near you! Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

  • Park Pass Art Contest for Fourth Graders

    Boy with red hair and a blue shirt holding artwork

    The five National Parks in Western Pennsylvania held an art contest to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service and to encourage students to Find Their Park. The parks’ invited fourth graders from the counties in which the parks are located to participate. Entries were as diverse as parks themselves and none of the students found their park in quite the same way, showing how fun it can be to Find Your Park. Read more

  • National Parks Adventure Day at the Carnegie Science Center

    Adult and two kids talking to a park ranger at a table.  Table covered with items

    On Saturday February 13, 2016 the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh hosted National Parks Adventure Day as a kick-off for the release of the new National Parks Adventure IMAX movie. Park Rangers and volunteers from all five of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania partnered with the Carnegie Science Center and REI to offer a wide variety of National Parks fun. Read more

  • National Parks Adventure Day at the Carnegie Science Center

    Adult and two kids talking to a park ranger at a table.  Table covered with items

    On Saturday February 13, 2016 the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh hosted National Parks Adventure Day as a kick-off for the release of the new National Parks Adventure IMAX movie. Park Rangers and volunteers from all five of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania partnered with the Carnegie Science Center and REI to offer a wide variety of National Parks fun. Read more

  • National Parks Adventure Day at the Carnegie Science Center

    Adult and two kids talking to a park ranger at a table.  Table covered with items

    On Saturday February 13, 2016 the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh hosted National Parks Adventure Day as a kick-off for the release of the new National Parks Adventure IMAX movie. Park Rangers and volunteers from all five of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania partnered with the Carnegie Science Center and REI to offer a wide variety of National Parks fun. Read more

  • National Parks Adventure Day at the Carnegie Science Center

    Adult and two kids talking to a park ranger at a table.  Table covered with items

    On Saturday February 13, 2016 the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh hosted National Parks Adventure Day as a kick-off for the release of the new National Parks Adventure IMAX movie. Park Rangers and volunteers from all five of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania partnered with the Carnegie Science Center and REI to offer a wide variety of National Parks fun. Read more

  • National Parks Adventure Day at the Carnegie Science Center

    Adult and two kids talking to a park ranger at a table.  Table covered with items

    On Saturday February 13, 2016 the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh hosted National Parks Adventure Day as a kick-off for the release of the new National Parks Adventure IMAX movie. Park Rangers and volunteers from all five of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania partnered with the Carnegie Science Center and REI to offer a wide variety of National Parks fun. Read more

  • Rangers Share the Night Sky

    people and a telescope illuminated in red with stars overhead

    Ranger-led telescope programs are exceptionally popular ways to help connect visitors, many of whom live in urban areas, to astounding nightly displays at Arches and Canyonlands. Read more

  • Rangers Connect Elementary Students to Parks

    A ranger and students look at the horn from a bighorn sheep.

    For several summers, rangers from Arches and Canyonlands have provided kid-friendly activities at a six-week summer lunch program held at Helen M. Knight Elementary School. Read more

  • Rangers Connect Elementary Students to Parks

    A ranger and children look at horn from a bighorn sheep

    For several summers, rangers from Arches and Canyonlands have provided kid-friendly activities at a six-week summer lunch program held at Helen M. Knight Elementary School. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    A Pathway to Stewardship through the Youth Conservation Corps

    Young students learning about natural and cultural resources

    Gulf Islands National Seashore staff work with local Youth Conservation Corps students each summer and provide them with a variety of job skills, team building activities, and a broader sense of resource stewardship. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Visitors get to Boat on the Bayou

    A park ranger interprets bayou dynamics to visitors in a boat on the water.

    In the fall of 2015, Gulf Islands National Seashore began a program allowing visitors to participate on guided small boat tours through the beautiful waters of a Mississippi bayou. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    27th Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

    Volunteers and a ranger on the boardwalk near a brick fort called Massachusetts.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore staff help coordinate the 27th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    The Healthy Fun of Kayaking

    A park ranger interprets bayou dynamics to visitors in kayaks on the water.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore began conducting a Kayaking 101 program which allowed visitors to participate in the learning of basic kayaking skills on the beautiful waters of Davis and Halstead Bayous. Read more

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Multiple Agencies Cooperate to Present a Pasture Burn Workshop at Fort Scott NHS

    Five men in different outfits in large hall

    Fort Scott National Historic Site, in partnership with several different agencies held a pasture/prairie burn workshop for area property owners on February 9, 2016. Read more

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