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.

Jessica Rykken

Stay Curious

Jessica Rykken, an entomologist, helps protect and preserve some of the tiniest resources in parks- bugs!

Photographers take photos of wildlife from a safe distance

Watching Wildlife

Ah, spring! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the wildlife is moving!

A visitor sits on top of a large red rock

National Natural Landmarks

There are 599 National Natural Landmarks. Are there any near you?

Student examines a bat wing

Outside Science (inside parks)

A webisode series that focuses on science in parks. This month spend some time at Fire Island National Seashore.