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 researcher wades out into a swamp

Keeping an Eye on the Everglades

This episode of Outside Science (inside parks) takes us to Everglades National Park and learn about vegetation mapping.

A gray and yellow tent is pitched in front of a mountain lake

Go Camping

There is no better way to explore the great outdoors than to pitch your tent and sleep under the stars. Find camping opportunities near you.

A volunteer sits and examines a rock with a child

Junior Explorers

Calling all kids! Help us celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service by joining a Junior Ranger Program.