Science in Your National Parks

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.

Three young students study plants

Young Scientists in Acadia National Park

Follow along as young scientists study birds and plants in Acadia National Park

a backpacker's silhouette


Discover 18 ways to experience parks from anywhere in 2018

Packing up a campsite in the snow

Wilderness in Winter

In the mood for winter camping? Find a spot that is perfect for you.

A group of quagga mussels

Protecting Native Species

Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week by brushing up on your native species knowledge.

A student captures a bee

Outside Science (inside parks)

A webisode series that focuses on science in parks. This month take a trip down the Cuyahoga River, test the water quality, and capture bees

Last updated: February 22, 2018