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.

A diver captures a lionfish

Outside Science (inside parks)

A webisode series that focuses on science in parks. This month spend dive into the waters of Biscayne National Park.

woman sitting by lake

Keeping the Peace and Quiet

When we travel to national parks, one goal is to “get away from it all.” The sounds of nature play a powerful role in this escape.

Photographers take photos of wildlife from a safe distance

Watching Wildlife

National parks offer a unique experience for watching wildlife. Observe the world around you.

Ancient bison skull

What's on a scientists desk?

See what wildlife biologist, Glenn Plumb, keeps on his desk.