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.

Arches National Park

101 Ways to Explore Nature

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service will turn 101! Celebrate and explore nature in one (or more!) of these 101 ways.

A total eclipse

Eclipse 2017

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


Science at Sea in the Gulf of Mexico

This month, 4 southeastern parks will add to the body of knowledge about ocean acidification in the Gulf of Mexico. Follow the voyage.

Students learning about vegetation monitoring

Outside Science (inside parks)

Six students spend their days learning about vegetation monitoring and managing invasive plant species.