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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  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Fire Island Shares New Bat Education Resources at Teacher's Open House

    A researcher holds a red bat during bat surveys on Fire Island.

    Fire Island National Seashore's Student Conservation Association (SCA) Bat Survey Intern helped share new Project EduBat education resources and insight into her work assisting researchers at the Seashore's October Educator Open House. Read more

  • Fire Island National Seashore

    A Successful Summer for Fire Island National Seashore's First Latino Heritage Intern

    Fire Island National Seashore interns and staff pose for a photo at Sailors Haven Visitor Center

    Fire Island National Seashore was fortunate to participate in the first year of the Latino Heritage Internship Program. The NPS, partnering with Environment for the Americas and the Hispanic Access Foundation created this program to focus on increasing opportunities for young Latinos within the National Park Service, while encouraging greater visitation and participation of Latinos in the national parks in their backyards. Read more

  • Fire Island National Seashore

    High School Students Document Fire Island Biodiversity with DNA Barcoding

    Students take samples on the beach.

    A group of Long Island students visited Fire Island National Seashore's Sailors Haven to sample and document the diverse plant and invertebrate life found there. Read more

  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

    Mather High School Studies NPS Skills in Craftsmanship

    We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~ FDR

    As part of the National Park Services' partnership with Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS participated in a field work day experience with approximately thirty of the school's students and three teachers. Read more

  • 2015 Evening of Lights Illuminates History

    Ancestral Pueblo ruins illuminated by lantern-light

    The past glowed at Aztec Ruins National Monument during the annual Evening of Lights on December 10, 2015. A combination of LED lanterns, solar lights and luminarias welcomed visitors to experience the Aztec West great house in a different light. Read more

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Next Generation Discovers Great Outdoors at Lake Mead NRA

    youth nature journaling

    Youth from across the Las Vegas Valley visited Lake Mead National Recreation Area Dec. 12 to take part in an outdoor discovery series designed to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. Read more

  • Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site

    Hands-On the Land Interns

    SCA (Student Conservation Association) Interns Atyia, Pharoah and Jack

    There were many “hands on the land” this spring and summer to help us meet our goals in the Resource Management and Facilities Division. Read more

  • Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site

    Hands-On The Land Volunteers

    NPS employees Tim Meyerson, Don Shaffer and “Branching Out“ Youth

    Students and faculty from local colleges contributed in their areas of expertise. Read more

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    2016 Adopted Class: Gardens of the Times

    Principal-Dr. Russell Moore, Teacher-Kathy Peterson, and Librarian Judi Stott

    In 2015 the students elected to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt and her home at Val-Kill. The park horticulturist, Anna de Cordova, introduced the students to the idea of a "Cultural Landscape" and the story that a historic landscape can communicate to visitors. Read more

  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

    American Eel "catadromous" Migration Research

    Chris Bowser of NYSDEC instructs summer intern students on building an eel ladder

    Each spring students and community volunteers have been working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation staff and scientists to monitor glass eel populations in the Hudson River tributaries. Read more

  • Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site

    Dragonfly Citizen Scientist Project

    The Da Silva Family, Evan Woods, and Natilie Cheung find their park!

    The summer of 2015 brought the first Citizen Scientists to Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Sites to participate in the Dragonfly Citizen Scientist Project. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    High School Students Learn Through Living History

    Students showcase the evolution of military uniforms throughout the years.

    Park Ranger Joe Korber of the Governors Island National Monument hosted the site's second annual "Not Quite Gone, Not Quite Dead" Living History military heritage fashion show in Fort Jay for the New York Harbor School's NPS Club. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Stargazing on the Beach

    An adult helps a girl peer through a telescope at the night sky along the beach.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore partners with volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomer’s Association (EAAA) to get an up close view of some celestial objects for a fun night out under the stars. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    International Coastal Cleanup

    Volunteers for the International Coastal Cleanup pose for a photo on the beach.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore participated in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Gulf Islands Research and Education Center (GIREC)

    Local leaders sign an agreement during a ceremony at the park.

    Gulf Islands National Seashore is proud to announce our new partnership with the University of West Florida to establish the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center (GIREC). Read more

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Gulf Islands National Seashore Hosts Outside Science (inside parks) Film Crew

    A member of the film crew records footage on the beach

    Gulf Islands National Seashore was proud to host the Outside Science (inside parks) film crew in July 2015. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    New York Harbor School and the Top of the Cheese Box

    NPS Club members from Governors Island's New York Harbor School tour Castle Williams.

    Governors Island National Monument began its fourth year sponsoring the NPS Club of the New York Harbor School. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Navajo Youth Offers New Perspectives of Grand Canyon National Park

    Marna Craig, Laura Schultz, Gerard Begay

    Marna Craig's summer internship with the Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park provided her with the opportunity to work as an interpretive ranger and share new park perspectives with visitors. Read more

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Parker's Revenge field work is complete, analysis begins.

    Modern techniques and volunteers provide a new look to a legendary battle.

    A two day seminar to review the field work, site analysis and records research of the "Parker's Revenge" area of Minute Man National Historical Park was recently held at the park. Professionals from diverse disciplines came together to begin the analysis of the battle, its impact during the battle and the ramifications of new information brought to light during the two year project. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Artist-in-Residence at Timucuan Preserve

    sea island cotton plants and plantation kitchen house in background

    Nature photographer Rick Rasmussen recently became Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Read more

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