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.

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Women in Science

From geospatial modeling to biology to computer science, women scientists in the park service use their skills to protect natural resources

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Marine Debris in Coastal Parks

See how marine debris poses a range of threats to parks, including damage to coastal habitats and risks to animals.

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Stay Curious

What makes scientists pursue their careers? Hear what inspired the scientists of the National Park Service.

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Young Scientists in Acadia National Park

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

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Protecting Native Species

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

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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: March 12, 2018