Let's Explore

National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast prairies of the Everglades. Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them. Meet the people who protect our parks and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.

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Park Science Magazine - Summer '23 Issue

The new Summer 2023 issue of Park Science Magazine is now available. It features 14 new articles highlighting adaptability in science.

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New Episode!

In this episode of Outside Science (inside parks) follow the team at Sleeping Bear Dunes NL as they monitor Great Lakes piping plover

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Enjoy the View Like Us!

We asked National Park Service employees to share some of their favorite views. Discover how to enjoy the view like us!

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National Parks in the History of Science

The most recent episode in this series takes a look at America's first Tropical Marine Laboratory in the Dry Tortugas.

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I Didn't Know That!

Protecting our parks is a job for us all, but there's no way for everyone to be an expert in everything. Learn something new!

Last updated: August 25, 2023