2019 Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Highlights

National Park Service (NPS)


Programs — NPS offered a Trail Stewards Program, a shipboard curriculum-based education program, for nearly 500 students to share their experiences through legacy learning projects with over 5,723 people. NPS held Star-Spangled Banner NHT paddle programs for 262 urban youth and community members. NPS attended 11 trail-related partner events throughout the year, providing a uniformed ranger and/or living history interpreters.


Staffing — Living Classrooms Foundation hired a trail intern for a four-month term through a grant from PNTS. The intern worked on developing new outreach programs, improving social media communications, reviewing/updating website content, and assisting with the Trail Stewards Program. NPS hired Trail Manager, Kate Marks Hardy, who has been working to reengage partners, build social media outreach, and explore new programs to connect with new audiences.