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.

Students studying underwater sounds

Underwater Conversations in Glacier Bay

This month's episode takes us to Alaska where we follow six researchers who study how whales and harbor seals communicate underwater.

Bison on a cliff


A brief natural history of the National Park Service

A mother and bear cub in a meadow

Staying Safe Around Bears

Discover some tips for staying safe if you encounter a bear in a park.