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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Conservation at Home

Learn how you can help conserve parks and other protected areas by taking action at home.

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Stargazing 101

Half the park is after dark! Get the most out of your next stargazing adventure with these night sky friendly tips.

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Park Science (Summer 2022 issue)

Read how breathing influences the growth of cave formations, why a Navajo scientist is studying traditional peaches, and more.

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Buck Island’s Corals Get Relief

Through trial and error, outreach, and a small army of volunteer divers, scientists slow the progress of one of the Caribbean’s most lethal

Last updated: August 15, 2022