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 total eclipse

Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible from parks across the country. Are you ready?

Hand lens resting on a book

What's on a scientists desk?

See what plant biologist, Mike Bell, keeps on his desk.

Last updated: June 21, 2017