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.

Researcher examining the inside of a lava tube

Outside Science (inside parks)

Outside Science (inside parks) is a 12-part webisode series that focuses on science in parks.

GIP interns at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona, Utah. NPS photo

Careers in Science

Ever imagined working for NPS?There is a whole range of jobs for people who have never lost their curiosity in the natural world.

Mike Bell showing students the parts of a plant

Stay Curious

A video series focused on NRSS scientists who share how they used their curiosity as children to become the scientist they are today.

Fish Ponds at Kaloko-Honokōhau

Fish Ponds at Kaloko-Honokōhau

In this video a new generation of native Hawaiians express the importance of carrying on their traditions.

A view of West Bijou Site NNL in Colorado

New National Natural Landmark

Learn about our newest National Natural Landmark, West Bijou Site.