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Photo of brown bears at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve   Explore their world
Bears in the national parks
 
Photo of cowboy kicking up his heels at Olympic National Park, by Sarah Evans   Go wild!
National Park Week is April 19-27
 
Photo of old-growth forest at Congaree National Park; NPS photo courtesy of jt-fineart.com   National Park Getaways
This month: Congaree
 
Photo of painter at work at North Cascades National Park Complex   Inspired by place
Artists in national parks
 
Photo of a black-capped chickadee   Above and beyond
Birds of Yosemite
 
Photo of the Washington Monument with cherry trees blossoming in the foreground   Season for celebration
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC
 
Photo of paddlers on the Willamette River Water Trail in Oregon   In the flow
Explore the national water trails
 
Photo of visitors watching a living history demonstration   National Park Getaways
This month: Horseshoe Bend
 
Photo of woman using a power drill   Make great connections
March is Women’s History Month
 
Photo of shopper and clerk at Grand Canyon   The numbers are in
National parks benefit local communities
 
Photo of two women taking pictures of cherry blossom trees   Forecast calls for flowers
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC
 
Photo of youth on bicycles at Gateway National Recreation Area. Photo by Millennium Development   In Your Neighborhood
NPS announces community assistance projects
 
Photo of the George Washington Carver Museum at Tuskegee Institute   National Park Getaways
This month: Tuskegee Institute
 
Photo of the home of President James A. Garfield   An inside guide
Explore the homes of past presidents
 
Photo of young man examining a poster of Paul Laurence Dunbar, honored at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park   Connect with the past
February is African American History Month
 
Photo of smallmouth grunts swimming in a coral reef   Beneath the waves
Coral reefs at Dry Tortugas
 
Photo of skaters’ feet on icy lake   Free style
National parks waive entrance fees February 15-17
 
Photo of five bobble-head presidential figurines   Presidents Day Weekend
National parks waive entrance fees February 15-17
 
Photo of Gray whale (NOAA Photo by Steven Swartz)   Southern migration
Whales on the move at Point Reyes
 
Photo of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial   Inspiration for a nation
Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Photo of man walking along icy sea caves   Deep freeze
Sea caves at Apostle Islands
 
Photo of man underground looking up at cave entrance   National Park Getaways
This week: Lava Beds
 
Photo of a ranger in front of covered wagon at Scotts Bluff National Monument   Resolutions for 2014
Video shares employee goals for the new year
 
Photo of skier at Olympic National Park by Gail Maciejewski   Gear up!
National parks waive entrance fees on January 20
 
Photo of girl using a protractor to measure an angle   Fun from every angle
Biscayne festival celebrates families
 
Photo of the National Christmas Tree at President's Park in 2010   Deck the Mall
National Christmas Tree shines bright at President's Park
 
Photo of artist’s hands holding a sketchbook   Room for expression
Parks welcome artists
 
Photo of rock formations at Theodore Roosevelt National Park   Grounded in geology
Earth matters in the national parks
 
Photo of Little Rock Central High School   National Park Getaways
This week: Little Rock Central High School
 
Photo of a man dressed as an 18th century British soldier walks the grounds   National Park Getaways
This week: Fort Frederica