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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  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

    Creating a Neighborhood Link: Glass Street to Sherman Reservation – Chickamauga & Cha

    Visitors interact with park rangers and with 3 story tall puppets.

    The park completed it's sixth and final Centennial event on Saturday, September 24 at Sherman Reservation. Partnering with the Glass House Collective, Sierra Club, Southeast Conservation Corps and the Land Trust we were able to successfully connect the 73rd Pennsylvania Reservation with Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge. Read more

  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

    Blues in the Knob: A National Park Service Centennial Even on Orchard Knob in Chattan

    Blues music played during Blues in the Knob

    On Saturday, September 10, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Orchard Knob Neighborhood Association, and the Friends of the Park partnered to provide "Blues in the Knob," the fifth of six centennial celebrations within the national military park. Read more

  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

    Visitors Climb to New Heights for NPS Centennial at Chickamauga and Chattanooga Natio

    Kids on the porch of Cravens House

    On Saturday, June 11, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, supported by the Friends of the Park and Outdoor Chattanooga, held the first of six park centennial events scheduled for 2016. Read more

  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

    Take Me Out to the Park – Chickamauga Battlefield Centennial Event

    Vintage Base Ball Players

    On Saturday, August 27, the park hosted the fourth of six Centennial events - Take Me Out to the Park - Vintage Base ball and Picnic at Chickamauga Battlefield.  Thanks to the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, a double header was played. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution Teacher Workshops

    Tsongas Industrial History Center worksjhop

    Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution Teacher Workshops. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    The Pulse of the Machine: the Beat of our Hearts

    Performing for the NPS Centennial

    Celebration for the NPS Centennial at Boarding House Park, Lowell National Historical Park. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    36th Banjo and Fiddle Contest

    Performing at the Banjo and Fiddle Contest.

    Young and old perform at the 36th Banjo and Fiddle Contest at Boarding House Park, Lowell National Historical Park. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    “Lowell Walks”

    Lowell Walks

    Lowell National Historical Parks “Bringing the Parks to the People” series, co-hosted a series of community outreach events at neighborhood parks including pop-up museums, neighborhood tours co-hosted by local historian Dick Howe through “Lowell Walks” and a community weaving project made of fabric contributed by residents. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Partnership for Historic Preservation

    Tribal stonemasons repair a kiva wall cap while standing inside the round stone walls.

    Aztec Ruins celebrated the completion of a partnership with the Southwest Conservation Corps Ancestral Lands program, which facilitated a crew of five team members from Acoma pueblo learning and working onsite in Aztec West. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Picture the Past at Aztec Ruins

    Artist stands next to century old camera amidst ancestral Pueblo ruins.

    Aztec Ruins National Monument hosted their first Artist-in-Residence, who connects with history by taking photographs with a historic camera. Read more

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    4,267 Students Experience History at Aztec Ruins

    Kids gather around a park ranger near school busses.

    As part of the Centennial Celebration, Aztec Ruins Education Team led a record 390 education programs during the 2015/2016 school year, engaging 4,267 students! Read more

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Art Workshop for Youth held at Fort Scott NHS as Part of Annual Trailblazer Workshop

    Youth artists working around a table

    There are many ways to tell the story of Fort Scott National Historic Site. There are books, a movie, exhibits, buildings and artifacts, ranger led programs, an audio tour, living history…and there is art. In an art workshop held at Fort Scott, youth were instructed in the use of the color wheel and the technique of matching warm and cool colors. With that simple lesson, youth were then given a couple of hours to produce a work of art Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Governors Island Celebrates OpenHouseNewYork and the NPS Centennial

    A crowd of 40 people gather around a park ranger before staring a tour.

    In a rare-post public season tour, a select number of visitors returned in time to the urban wilderness once known as Governors Island for the 2016 weekend of OpenhouseNewYork. Read more

  • Governors Island National Monument

    Steven T. Mather High School Freshmen Orientation Starts with Bang

    One Mather High School is showing thumbs up on New Student Orientation Day.

    The Steven T. Mather High School for Buiding Arts and Craftmanship, the only NPS-sponsored career and technical education high school in the country held its pre-school freshman orientation and team building meeting on August 23rd at Governors Island National Monument Read more

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists along the Colorado River

    A diverse group of people stand in front af a large cliff

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently funded a two year invasive non-native plant inventory, mapping, and treatment effort along the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. This project enabled ten Native American youth to develop marketable natural resource stewardship job skills while connecting to their national parks. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Park(ing) Day Lowell

    Look closely and you will see, all is not as it appears.

    The tree of knowledge lined the "park" for Park(ing) Day. Read more

  • Lowell National Historical Park

    Bringing the Park to the People throughout the summer.

    Lowell river boat.

    Lowell National Historical Park was extremely involved in the community this year. Check out how we connected with community and the next generation of park advocates and supporters. Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain NBP Partners with Georgia State University for Photography Exhibit

    A visitor views the various photos in the exhibit.

    The park partnered with GA State University’s Rialto Theater for an art exhibit entitled "Social Spaces in Preserved Places: A Visitors' Scrapbook of Georgia's National Parks" . The exhibit displays visitors' social media images of themselves in Georgia's 10 national park units, enjoying the parks in their own (safe) way - the very definition of "Find Your Park". Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Hiking to Health at Kennesaw Mountain NBP

    Senior citizens participate in a guided yoga program.

    The park partnered with Cobb Senior Services, with the YMCA, and with the Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club for an Active Trails grant entitled “Hiking to Health”. This program enabled local senior citizens to experience Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park through hikes on park trails and in outdoor fitness and yoga-based programs. A total of 210 senior citizens were served through this program. Read more

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Centennial Junior Ranger Day at Kennesaw Mountain NBP

    Director Jarvis addresses the students.

    The park’s Centennial Junior Ranger Day targeted underserved audiences and offered the participants various activities to help them learn more about the park and its resources. A total of 80 youth participated in the event. Read more

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