The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.
A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!
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The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay teaches Anne Arundel County youth about two national historic trails. Read more
5th graders in Baltimore, Maryland blazed the way as the first Trail Stewards on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Read more
To help teachers provide every student with a star-spangled experience, the NPS Chesapeake Bay Office partnered with Maryland Public Television, the Friends of Fort McHenry, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to create a one-stop shop for lesson plans, curricula, and interactive games all about the War of 1812. Read more
The War of 1812 is sometimes referred to as "the forgotten war". Even in the Chesapeake, where many of the skirmishes, raids, battles, and encounters between British troops and American citizens happened, the stories and places commemorated on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail are not well known. In July, 2012, thirty "ambassador" teachers participated in a residential seminar -- and will take these lessons home to their own schools. Read more
NPS CHBA and partner Parks & People Foundation are working together to engage youth in stewardship, learning, and playing on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail in their hometown of Baltimore, MD. Read more