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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Dive in!

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

Cartoon of children fishing from a pier with a ranger standing by. City in the background.

Let's Go Fishing!

Explore, Learn, Protect and get reeled into fishing with the new Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing Booklet!

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Apply for the Conway Science Fellowship

This postdoc fellowship will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that informs park management.

Jelly fish on the shore of the Gulf Coast

Moments of Change

How is climate change affecting our national parks? How is the National Park Service responding?

Fishing at Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park

Fishing Opportunities in National Parks

From fly fishing along the Flathead River to crabbing off Cape Hatteras there are lots of fishing opportunities in national parks.

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How big is an oak tree?

A group of teens spent the day in Shenandoah National Park using science to better understand what's happening in the blue oak woodlands.

Last updated: June 6, 2019