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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  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail

    Historic Santa Fe Trail retraced by Visiting Boy Scouts and Local Community

    Boys in red shirts sit on a lawn, a speaker stands at a podium in a green uniform and straw hat.

    Boy Scouts dedicated a new four mile segment of retracement trail on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Read more

  • Hampton National Historic Site

    Hampton Celebrates National Park Week; Opens a new Visitor Contact Station

    A local student helping to plant a tree at Hampton NHS

    Hampton NHS Celebrated National Park Week in grand style. The park hosted a week-long series of events, hosting students of all ages every day. The highlight of the week was the opening of our new Visitor Contact Station. Read more

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    More Art on the Rocks

    artist in park studio

    Staff at Craters of the Moon have hosted 3 artists-in-residence and are partnering with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts on a major exhibit in 2016. Read more

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Find Your Park in Southern Idaho

    exhibit and rack card

    The national parks of Southern Idaho are working to enhance the connection of urban communities to parks through marketing and collaboration. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Kids learn to Play the Harmonica on Junior Ranger Day

    Junior Rangers

    Junior Rangers learn about soil science, Civil War surgery, and harmonicas. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Unique High School Partnership Becomes San Juan County's Largest Youth Employer

    Cadets standing with tools in the Heritage Garden

    The YCC partnership between Aztec Ruins National Monument and the Aztec High School JROTC program has provided meaningul employment for local high school students for four years. The students have taken on important projects--from building buck and rail fence to tending a Heritage Garden--and they've developed job skills, personal responsibility, and a sense of stewardship along the way. Read more


    Operational Leadership for Supervisors

    More than 30 Lake Mead National Recreation Area supervisors re-emphasized their commitment to employee safety April 28 by participating in the Operational Leadership for Supervisors course. The new eight-hour National Park Service training teaches leaders that Operational Leadership is more than a program. It is a culture. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Yoga in the Park

    Visitors practicing yoga in the fort.

    Yoga in the Park can make a positive impact on their mental and physical wellbeing and help them form healthy habits. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Museum Exhibit Planning

    Museum Exhibit Planning

    Park and Gettysburg Foundation staff are planning a series of new, temporary exhibits at the Museum and Visitor Center as well as a new exhibit for the museum’s Gilder-Lehrman Special Exhibits Gallery. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Gettysburg Winter Lecture series

    Gettysburg Winter Lecture series

    Gettysburg interpretive staff created another very successful winter lecture series on Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout January, February and March. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Comprehensive Community Trails Plan

    Visitors enjoy a hike with a Ranger

    Planning continues on this planning project to improve multi-modal connections between trails and transportation opportunities within GETT and EISE and to identify links and newly established trailheads to provide pedestrian and bicycle access. Read more

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Creating a New Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln: The Man (also known as the Standing Lincoln)

    Monument specialists at Gettysburg National Military Park and the NPS Historic Preservation Training Center will be working in Gettysburg to prepare for the casting of a new life-sized bronze statue of a standing Abraham Lincoln for the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Read more

  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Investigating the Park in their own Backyard

    Students identify a trout using a field guide

    Youth of all ages love to identify wildlife that they have discovered using guide books in the field. These experiences will produce a new generation of adults interested in the natural world of National Parks. Read more

  • Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

    High school students plot Maggie Walker’s historic path

    High school students posed with park rangers in a brick courtyard

    In April 2015, eight high school students from Richmond public schools joined Groundwork RVA and National Park Service staff to investigate the physical traces of Maggie L. Walker’s Richmond legacy. Read more

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    The National Guard celebrates their roots.

    National Guard General Grass visits North Bridge

    General Frank J. Grass, the 27th Chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stopped by North Bridge. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Two Wheels to History Continues in 2015

    Cyclists on the front porch of Cherokee

    On May 4, the park kicked off its 2015 cycling program with a six mile ride to the Cherokee Plantation home. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Desert View Watchtower Hosts Second Cultural Demonstration Series

    Tony Eriacho, Zuni carver and jeweler discusses authentic crafts with park visitor. Separate exterior photo of Desert View Watchtower on the right.

    The 2015 Desert View Cultural Demonstration Series provides park residents and visitors the opportunity to interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park’s 11 traditionally associated tribes and for the artisans to share their history and traditional crafts. Read more

  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Adopt-a-Class: Educating Students on the legacy and virtues of Harry Truman

    Area fourth grade students recently celebrated the second year of a five year Adopt-a-Class partnership with Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

    Area fourth grade students recently celebrated the second year of a five year Adopt-a-Class partnership with Harry S Truman National Historic Site. The program, which is part of the Call to Action initiative, immerses students in the importance of resource protection and stewardship. This year’s focus was on artifact care and preservation. Read more

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

    Alibates Visitor Center New Interpretive Exhibits

    Photo of new exhibits including relief and wall maps, with a quarry replica in the background.

    New exhibits were installed at the Alibates Visitor Center in the spring of 2015, in time for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the monument, August 31, 2015. Read more

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    What Would Eleanor Do?

    Women and Climate Change Summit

    What would Eleanor do? In celebration of Women’s History Month, we recently explored this question and others at the Women and Climate Change conference. Read more

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