National Parks: The Untold Stories Project
City Kids in National Parks
City Kids in National Parks explores National Park Service efforts to
bring inner city kids into the parks, often for their first encounters
with wilderness. The film tells the story through the lens of two
programs - Biscayne National Park, a successful, well-established
program working with fifth graders from greater Miami, and Death Valley
National Park, a new program working with seventh grade students from
Las Vegas - and is underpinned by the kids themselves: what they're
learning about the earth, about teamwork, and about themselves.
Manzanar: "Never Again"
Manzanar: "Never Again" looks at the interconnected stories of Japanese
internment during World War II, Sue Kunitomi Embrey's efforts to
commemorate Manzanar internment camp, and the ongoing work of Manzanar
National Historic Site to educate visitors about civil rights. At the
heart of the of the film is the site's annual pilgrimage and the words
of Sue Embrey, who speaks movingly about protecting all citizens'
rights, especially in times of national crisis.
Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories
Mount Rushmore: Telling America's Stories focuses on the new
interpretive program at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, spearheaded by
Supt. Gerard Baker. In addition to telling the traditional stories of
the carving of the mountain and of the four presidents memorialized
there, the program now highlights the stories and cultures of all
Americans, including American Indians, imparting a more complex and
complete understanding of the National Parks and the legacies they
San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive
San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive centers on San Antonio
Missions National Historical Park. A thriving hub for the city's Latino
community, the park hosts Spanish and English language masses throughout
the week, celebrates traditional Hispanic festivals year-round, and
educates more than 50,000 school children annually about our nation's
Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers
Yosemite's Buffalo Soldiers highlights the work of Yosemite ranger
Shelton Johnson and his rediscovery of the story of the African American
soldiers who patrolled the parks of the High Sierra at the turn of the
last century. Shelton tells the story in the dramatis personae of a
Buffalo Soldier himself, directly engaging visitors in a way that is
immediate and often high impact.