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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  • 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

  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

    Immersion Education Initiative Launched Project Centered on Bent's Old Fort NHS

    Students gathering and plotting measurements

    Students from local high schools are gathering data as the first step towards their Immersive Learning Project. Students are constructing Bent's Fort using Mindcraft. The final project will consist of a complete virtual Bent's Fort. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    255 Youth and Community Members Volunteer at 9/11 Day of Service Partnership

    Volunteers remove invasive vegetation at Fort Jay

    The overcast skies did not dampen the spirits of hundreds of youth as they worked tirelessly to support conservation on Governors Island. On September 11th, 2015, Governors Island National Monument joined the Trust for Governors Island and the Governors Island Alliance in partnering with the Student Conservation Association and American Express in a large-scale volunteer and conservation effort. Read more

  • Natural Bridges National Monument

    Canyon Country Outdoor Education Serves Students in Southeast Utah

    a park ranger stands in front of a group of students

    The Canyon County Outdoor Education (CCOE) program is a NPS program that brings students into the national parks of southeastern Utah and surrounding public lands. Each year CCOE staff conducts 136 field trips and over 350 classroom presentations for a total of 11,000 student contacts with K-6 students in the eight elementary schools of Grand and San Juan counties. Read more

  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Canyon Country Outdoor Education Serves Students in Southeast Utah

    A park ranger stands in front of a group of students.

    The Canyon County Outdoor Education (CCOE) program is a NPS program that brings students into the national parks of southeastern Utah and surrounding public lands. Each year CCOE staff conducts 136 field trips and over 350 classroom presentations for a total of 11,000 student contacts with K-6 students in the eight elementary schools of Grand and San Juan counties. Read more

  • Canyonlands National Park

    Canyon Country Outdoor Education Serves Students in Southeast Utah

    A park ranger stands in front of a group of students

    The Canyon County Outdoor Education (CCOE) program is a NPS program that brings students into the national parks of southeastern Utah and surrounding public lands. Each year CCOE staff conducts 136 field trips and over 350 classroom presentations for a total of 11,000 student contacts with K-6 students in the eight elementary schools of Grand and San Juan counties. Read more

  • Arches National Park

    Canyon Country Outdoor Education Serves Students in Southeast Utah

    a park ranger stands in front of a group of students

    The Canyon County Outdoor Education (CCOE) program is a NPS program that brings students into the National Parks of Southeastern Utah and surrounding public lands. Each year CCOE staff conducts 136 field trips and over 350 classroom presentations for a total of 11,000 student contacts with K-6 students in the eight elementary schools of Grand and San Juan counties. Read more

  • Canyonlands National Park

    Canyonlands Receives International Dark Sky Park Designation

    stargazers illuminated in red look through telescopes with the Milky Way in the background

    The International Dark Sky Association designated Canyonlands as an International Dark Sky Park in 2015. Thanks to its natural darkness and recent efforts to revamp park lighting with "night-sky friendly" bulbs and fixtures, Canyonlands received a Gold-Tier designation. Read more

  • Natural Bridges National Monument

    Community Artist Hosts Sketch Crawls in Southeast Utah Parks

    two women hold up watercolor paintings

    The national parks in the Southeast Utah Group (Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument) have hosted a Community Artist in the Parks as a way to partner local artists with the parks and their visitors. Read more

  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Community Artist Hosts Sketch Crawls in Southeast Utah Parks

    two women hold up watercolor paintings

    The national parks in the Southeast Utah Group (Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument) have hosted a Community Artist in the Parks as a way to partner local artists with the parks and their visitors. Read more

  • Arches National Park

    "Look Where We Live"

    students sitting on the ground paint on large white boards

    "Look Where We Live" is a collaborative project that brings local students into Arches and Canyonlands national parks to connect with parks through the arts. Students learn art concepts and produce pieces of art during field trips to the parks. Read more

  • Canyonlands National Park

    "Look Where We Live!"

    students sitting on the ground paint on large white boards

    "Look Where We Live" is a collaborative project that brings local students into Arches and Canyonlands national parks to connect with parks through the arts. Students learn art concepts and produce pieces of art during field trips to the parks. Read more

  • Canyonlands National Park

    Community Artist Hosts Sketch Crawls in Southeast Utah Parks

    two women hold up watercolor paintings

    The national parks in the Southeast Utah Group (Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument) have hosted a Community Artist in the Parks as a way to partner local artists with the parks and their visitors. Read more

  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    Fort Stanwix Supports STEAM Initiatives

    A clay and wood model. Half of it is colorful cell structures, the other half is the fort.

    Fort Stanwix National Monument has partnered with several local school districts in supporting student art and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) initiatives. Read more

  • Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

    K-12 Students Write About Place

    Archie Lakhman, shown here with his brother at the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, NY.

    Teaching the Hudson Valley asked K-12 students in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area to write about places they love in the region. Each student’s work was read by a panel looking for evocation of place, a vivacious voice, and mastery of conventions appropriate to age and development. Read more

  • Flight 93 National Memorial

    Stepping Forward with the Class of 2016

    Group of high schools students walking along a trail in the rain.  Most have umbrelas

    On September 10, 2015, over 90 students representing the Somerset County Class of 2016 played an active role in the Dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex. Together they not only dedicated a new visitor center, but opened a new chapter in the legacy of Flight 93. The visitor center will serve as a place to explore the past, present, and future of Flight 93, the memorial, and our national parks. Read more

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