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LGBTQ acronyms change often and can be confusing. To better understand what each letter means, check out GLAAD's Glossary of LGBTQ Terms.
The OUTsiders Guide contains frequently asked questions (FAQs), social media policies, uniform guidance, and information for planning Pride events.
Overview LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History was created in 2016 as a starting point for telling LGBTQ histories in the National Park Service. Part of the NPS Heritage Initiative for Telling All Americans’ Stories, it reveals the humanity of one group of U.S. citizens who were historically
The Pride Guide provides discussion questions and activities related to the NPS LGBTQ+ Theme Study, along with summaries of each chapter.
Employee-led groups advancing relevancy, diversity, and inclusion throughout the NPS. Find and join a group!
Pulse surveys are intentionally designed to provide quick, actionable insights into the health of a park or program, hence the name ‘pulse.’
On this page, you will find a series of articles featuring successful virtual Interpretation and Education programs that align with the Foundation of Interpretation, Competencies for 21st Century Interpretation.
Rangers at Golden Gate National Recreation Area worked with partners to create a climate change training with inclusion and diversity in mind.
Learn more about the virtual program Tadaima! and how it can be used as a case study for park units to connect people to their parks.
The camera follows Alex, a park visitor using a wheelchair as he explores Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). He shares the fact that public transit in his hometown isn’t accessible, so the ease, friendliness and safety of the Sequoia shuttle system is meaningful. Alex is a nature lover but after his spinal injury
The Pathways Program provides ways for current students and recent graduates to internships and jobs within the Federal government.
The Employees for the Advancement of People with Disabilities ERG serves to provide an environment that is inclusive of all people and abilities.
Struggling to process the events and actions of January 6th 2021? Find resources to help support you as you reflect, process, and evaluate the day's events.
Use this toolkit to help host structured conversations with your team members; the conversation prompts and facilitation resources can help you create an environment of respect, inclusion, and safety.
The following toolkit is intended to support parks/programs/teams in having the conversations necessary to make progress on difficult subjects such as racism, sexism, ableism, as well as other forms of oppression and privilege with staff. In our second century, The National Park Service must reckon with the ways our internal organization, systems, and cultures may
Simon Sinek, a management theorist, explores what makes a great leader in the context of trust. What are the benefits of creating a circle of safety?
Allies groups foster a more open, inclusive, and innovative NPS culture.
There are over 400 units in the National Park Service. Having strong network leadership is critical to carrying the mission of the NPS.
This video explores the team dynamics of today's multi-generational workforce and how to make teams work despite each generation's cultural differences.
How can we foster more creative thinking within the NPS? Quickly learn four simple ways to increase your own innovation and creativity in this video.
This collection of facilitated dialogue brown bag resources can help you create your own conversations that lead the way to a more inclusive, diverse NPS.
ILN is an employee resource group with a mission to enhance the working culture of the National Park Service and empower NPS employees at all levels.
Learning to be a collaborator is an important skill. It’s far easier to achieve your goals if you can easily call upon the expertise of partners.
Design Thinking can help the NPS create memorable experiences for park visitors that leave a lasting impression.
Innovative thinking is difficult and not everyone can readily think that way. Thinking out of the box can be scary but aren't our parks worth it?