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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The Wild is Calling...

September is National Wilderness Month. Wilderness offers refuge for wildlife and a place to seek relaxation, adventure, and more.

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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.

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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!

Last updated: September 11, 2023