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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Bat Week is October 24-31!

During Bat Week, let's hear it for the bats! From pollinating to eating insects, bats make our world a better place.

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How do trees change in the fall?

Every year, trees across the nation change their leaf color. Learn about this process.

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Outside Science (inside parks)

Part citizen science, part education, this video series highlights the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks.

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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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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!

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Conservation at Home

Learn how you can help conserve parks and other protected areas by taking simple actions at home.

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Subjects and Topics

Browse through a list of engaging topics related to nature and science, and learn about our stewardship efforts.

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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.

Last updated: October 17, 2023