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.

clouds reflecting on a lake

Protecting Water

Rushing rivers, soothing oceans, active wetlands, and even the water you can’t see, all contribute a healthy functioning ecosystem.

Se habitat


Explore what lies above and below the surface at 88 ocean and coastal parks.

A diver takes photos of fish underwater.


Perhaps the best-kept secret of our National Parks is the underwater realm that they include.

Woman hiking with mountain peaks in the distance

You Go Girl!

March is Women's History Month. In this video, NPS women encourage future female conservationists.

Moose grazing on plants

Moose at Isle Royale National Park

In this episode of Outside Science (inside parks), follow young scientists as they study how moose populations are impacting the island.

intern surveying the Nisqually Glacier at Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

Women In Science

There are many inspiring women in science in the National Park Service. Hear their stories and learn more about their work.

Last updated: March 18, 2019