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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Article Series: Parks in Science History

Highlighting the roles that national parks have played in the history of science and, therefore, the world's intellectual heritage.

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What should I do if I see a bear?

Seeing a bear in the wild is a special treat for any visitor to a national park. Learn about visitor and bear safety.

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Where can I camp this winter?

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

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How do bison get ready for winter?

Learn how the bison is built for it all - even frigid winters!

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Get involved in citizen science

Citizen scientists work alongside researchers to collect data and find answers to real-world questions.

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Careers

Meet some of the folks who help protect the plants, animals, sounds, and oceans in the National Park Service.

Last updated: November 7, 2018