The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
Over the years Palo Alto Battlefield has offered lesson plans incorporating language arts, math, sciences, and social studies. This year the park explored something new – art. Read more
Service Learning: Connecting Local Youth to History and Heritage. Twenty-five Los Fresnos High School students started a service learning project with Palo Alto Battlefield NHP. Using Ohio volunteer muster rolls and working closely with a park ranger, these youth entered over two regiments into an interactive searchable database. Read more
Palo Alto is using Distance Learning to connect visitors to the park to other NPS site across the country. Read more
Palo Alto's Junior Ranger Adventure gets kids up and outside. Read more
Connecting South Texas youth to the NPS through the Flat Ranger program. Read more