Listing Elements

What Are These Elements?

The Listing Elements group offers three types of lists. Each listing element shows content that is managed elsewhere, either in a different system or somewhere else in the content management system. Listing elements embody the principle of Create Once, Publish Everywhere (COPE), giving more reach to your words and images than a static, standard webpage can manage.

Links to instructions on using each are immediately below their examples lower on this page.
  • Campground listing element
    Shows some basic details for one or more campgrounds in a park. Draws on the data put into the structured data system. If you have changes you need to show, make those edits within the structured data system.
  • Event listing element
    Largely used by non-park websites, this element lists events that are created in the Event Manager (within the CMS). It's a great way for a parent park (e.g., NAMA) or some kind of site pertaining to multiple parks (e.g., the Alaska location based site) to show the events for constituent parks.
  • Shared content listing element
    The universal* listing element. It can show a wide variety of shared content types (articles, people assets, place assets, news releases, things to do, trip ideas, etc). A few examples are shown below, to illustrate the ways that the output changes, depending on the content types you want to list.
*ok, not truly universal since it doesn't list events, but it does let you choose from among many different types of pages.

Campground Listing Element

Below is an example of the campground listing element. It has space for an optional header and description, and then returns all kinds of details about one or more campgrounds in a given park. It features a little green or red flag to illustrate if the campground is currently open (with a note that an "open" campground may or may not be fully reserved, so check with the park for details).

One common way to use this element is to put it on your main campgrounds page for your park. If you have a lot of campgrounds, consider placing a few of them within some kind of logical category (e.g., Tent Only Campgrounds and then Vehicle Accessible Campgrounds or Campgrounds Needing Reservations and Walk-In Reservations Only, etc).

An Optional Header Goes Here

An optional description. This is not a rich-text editor, it's just static text. You might add some contextual details about what you're showing below (e.g., "These are tent-only campgrounds in Park ABC; we do not have any RV campsites in this park."). The element lets you pick the park you want, and then you can select which campgrounds from that park you want to list.


Campground listing element instructions (NPS only) | Return to top of the page

Event Listing Element

As you might expect, the event listing element shows ... events. You can configure it to show events for a given park, or events across NPS based on particular tags, or a combination of the two criteria.

A few use cases include:
  • A given park showing events at nearby parks (e.g., perhaps every park within a metropolitan area, or within a 3 hour drive).
  • A subject site showing events across the country based on some kind of theme or topic (e.g., the Arts in the Parks website showing nationwide events tagged "art").

An Optional Header Goes Here: Ranger Programs!

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  • Colorado National Monument

    Canyon Rim Walk

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Meet at the visitor center for a stroll along the Canyon Rim Trail. Beautiful rock formations and spectacular distant views await! 1 mile/1.6 kilometers round trip.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Saddlehorn Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free program, park entrance fees apply
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Cemetery Ridge Hike: Crisis at the Union Center

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge, where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.

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    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM,1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 2 at Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

    Drop-in Program - Animal Tracks and Scat

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Footprints are all around us! Can you tell the difference between a Mule deer and an Elk? Learn about the different signs animals leave behind and how to tell who is who.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Spokane Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Pavilion Talks

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a park ranger to learn about life at Kenai Fjords.

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    • Time: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walk

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a guided hike to the Exit Glacier Overlook.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM,11:00 AM to 12:30 PM,1:00 PM to 2:30 PM,2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    This tour explores the history of Forked Lightning Ranch from Tex Austin to Hollywood actress Greer Garson.

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    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Pecos National Historical Park Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE (Reservations Recommended)
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Marmot Meadows Ranger-Led Hike

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a nature hike to Marmot Meadows along the Harding Icefield Trail.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Redwood National and State Parks

    Nature Walk (3 pm). Lady Bird Johnson Grove

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Join a park ranger for an exploration of the Coast Redwoods.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lady Bird Johnson Grove
    • Fees: Free
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Nature Walk: Life on a Barrier Island

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a ranger or volunteer at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this fun program about life on a barrier island.

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    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Pickens Bookstore
    • Fees: Free
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Off-Trail "Discovery Hike"

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Discovery Hikes are a great way for the adventurous and well-prepared to explore the heart of Denali.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Varies
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Park Ranger Program: Cedar Ridge Hike

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Discover the canyon's beauty and natural history while descending 1,120 ft (340 m) on an unpaved trail.

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    • Time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: South Kaibab Trailhead
    • Fees: Free and open to the Public
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Park Ranger Program: Condor Talk

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Learn about the majestic and endangered California condor.

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    • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
    • Location: Village Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free and open to the public
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Park Ranger Program: Critter Chat

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a park ranger and learn about Grand Canyon's wild inhabitants that call this place home.

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    • Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: Grand Canyon Visitor Center
    • Fees: free and open to the public
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Park Ranger Program: Fossil Walk

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Explore a fossil site on this short walk to reveal ancient life in the rock layers at Grand Canyon.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Bright Angel Trailhead Sign
    • Fees: Free and open to the public
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Park Ranger Program: Geology Glimpse

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Gain a quick insight into Grand Canyon’s unique geologic story. Following the talk, consider walking the Trail of Time or exploring Yavapai Geology Museum. Accessible. Perfect for Junior Rangers.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Yavapai Geology Museum
    • Fees: Free and open to the public
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Ranger-led Hikes and Talks

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a hike, a talk or a sled dog demonstration.

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    • Location: Various locations
    • Fees: free
  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly

     An 8-mile boat tour on The Sandy crosses one of Isle Royale's popular shipping lanes. A Park Ranger will be present on the tour to present a progam.  

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    • Time: 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Rock Harbor
    • Fees: $38.00/adult $19.00/child under 12
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Sled Dog Demonstration

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Denali's most popular program is a demonstration in the park sled dog kennels. Learn about the history of the park dogs and watch a ranger ride a sled pulled by a small dog team.

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    • Location: Sled Dog Kennels (Mile 3.1, Denali Park Road)
    • Fees: Free
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Summer 2018 Daily Ranger Program

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly

    Come join a Park Ranger to learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore's natural and cultural history.

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    • Time: 1:30 PM
    • Location: Bear Valley Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Sunset with a Ranger

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly

    Learn about the monument while enjoying a magical Cedar Breaks' sunset! Program topics vary daily. Visit Information Center for exact time.

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    • Location: Point Supreme
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fees Apply
  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    Evening pontoon cruise for veterans.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Location: St. Croix River, Stillwater Islands
    • Fees: Free, but pre-registration is required
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Shared Content Listing Element

A universal listing element for (nearly) every time of shared content. Pages created using a shared content template include:
  • Articles
    A catch-all for any kind of scientific, interpretive or general information webpage that has usefulness beyond a single park or program. For example:
    • A general page about the ecology of jackrabbits could be useful for many parks, and it would be more efficient for parks to collaborate on a general info jackrabbit page than to repeat the same info, with small wording changes, across the website of every park where jackrabbits live.
    • A scientific article about climate change research that occurred in 4 parks has usefulness to all parks involved. Publishing info about that scientific study as a shared content article obviates the need for 4 parks to say the same thing 4 times.
  • People
    People assets are meant to be the definitive biographical sketch for historically significant people. Take, for example, Theodore Roosevelt: Several parks and/or programs might create an article (or a whole series of articles) fleshing out details of that person's life, but there should only be one people asset for Teddy, which gives the public the very basic details of his life (e.g., birthplace, birth date, location of death, etc).
  • Places
    Like people assets, place assets should exist to provide the definitive, brief details of a given location. Each park doesn't need a place asset, but significant locations (buildings, natural landmarks, etc) within parks (or outside of them) might have a place asset. For example, Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon is a significant place in America, and could benefit from having a definitive place asset that gives some basic details about that location. Extra info like how to visit Phantom Ranch, or details of the history of Phantom Ranch, would then either belong in articles, things to do, or as static pages on Grand Canyon's website.
  • Things to Do
    This specialized page allows you to recommend a particular activity, or Thing to Do, in a park. Things to Do should be fairly specific, and do not need to replace or replicate existing activity-based info you might already have on your website.
  • Trip Ideas
    Trip Ideas are composed of Things to Do. They let you recommend an itinerary for a visitor who is going to either a particular park, or to a series of parks.
  • News Releases
    Fairly self-explanatory; all parks and programs should publish newsworthy information by using the news release template. A listing element can be configured to show only news releases, in which case the display is sorted chronologically (newest to oldest).

The Life & Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt (This is an Optional Header)

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    The shared content element example below demonstrates how the results look a little different if you choose to only show news releases.

    When only showing news releases, the list results are shown chronologically, from newest to oldest.

    News From Around the Southeast Utah Group

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