About Education and Interpretation
We study about it in the classroom; we come here to experience it.
- Elementary School Student
National parks give us places to enjoy and learn. Whether at home, in schools, or on vacation, our national parks provide you America's greatest university and places for civic engagement. The Interpretation and Education staffs at parks, in programs, and national offices work on your behalf to ensure the best opportunities for learning are present to all Americans.
We invite you to take a learning and education quest with us. You may begin your quest at a local unit talking to park rangers, exploring our on-line programs, apps, or you can begin at the National Park Service iTunes University collection or education portal. There is so much the National Park Service offers that we invite you on a learning quest to become familiar with opportunities to learn and teach about our nation's heritage.
Relevance in Our Second Century
View a video that introduces the new 5-year strategic plan for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers.Read More
Sesame Street Explores National Parks
Travel with fun-loving Muppets Elmo and Murray from Sesame Street in this new online series.Read More
American Latino Heritage
Latino Heritage projects explore how the legacy of American Latinos can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations.Read More
The National Park Service has podcasts and other information for teachers and students on iTunes U.Read More