A Call to Action: Success Stories

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it wasn't about cakes and candles — it was about preparing the NPS to take on the challenges of our second century. A Call to Action was our blueprint to get us there. Every partner, program, and park played a dynamic role in realizing that vision. The stories below are examples of that work, and a final report on the centennial summarizes the success of this collaboration.

Search for Success Stories

By Action Item

By Location

By Year Accomplished

By Action Theme

By Park/Program

By Keyword

Showing Results 201- 220 of 1078

  • 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

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    New “Find Your Park” Temporary Exhibit Installed

    museum exhibit

    The new “Find Your Park” temporary exhibit features some of the people and events that shaped the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial. Read more

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Dedication of State Historic Marker- French Huguenots in North America

    reenactors pose with park ranger

    A new historic marker remembers the Fort Caroline saga. Read more

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Lake Mead Hosts Military Appreciation Day

    Hikers resting

    Veterans and active duty military were honored at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 14 during a Military Appreciation Day held in partnership with the Lake Mead Institute, Lake Mead Cruises and Forever Resorts. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    9th Graders from Partner School Learn Historic Landscape Management

    9th grade students learn erosion control

    On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, Governors Island National Monument welcomed out over a hundred 9th graders from Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, a partner school of the National Park Service that focuses on historic preservation. Read more

  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Volunteers Develop Series of Back-Country Hikes

    Petrified Forest Off the Beaten Path Hikes

    Avid volunteers and hikers Gary and Connie Grube are helping to get park visitors out of their vehicles and into the wilderness areas of Petrified Forest National Park with a series of public hikes. Read more

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    New Partnership with Local Doctors Gets People Moving on Cape Cod Trails

    3 program leaders at health fair

    Through a new partnership with Cape Cod Healthcare, visitors and residents met up with medical professionals at Cape Cod National Seashore trailheads to kick start their way to a healthy lifestyle. Participants work with doctors to track their progress using a passport book and maps of five self-guided trails to work towards their personal health goals and some fun rewards. Read more

1 of 54